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Possible Late Effects of Treatment

Below you will find links to resources that may assist you in your dialogue with your physician about your follow-up care.

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    This NCI site addresses information about lymphedema management.
  • National Lymphedema Network (NLN) exit disclaimer
    The NLN, a non-profit organization, provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients and health care professionals. Information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema is provided on this site.
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Pediatric Late Effects
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society exit disclaimer
    This Fact Sheet describes some of the long-term and late risks associated with treatment with chemotherapy and radiation experienced by adult and pediatric survivors treated for blood-related cancers (such as leukemias, lymphomas and myeloma.)
  • M.D. Anderson Comprehensive Cancer Center exit disclaimer
    This site provides information on the treatment and detection of late effects in pediatric survivors.
  • National Wilms Tumor Study Group (NWTSG) exit disclaimer
    This site provides results of a federally funded, multi-institutional study of the treatment of patients with Wilm’s tumor. Answers to frequently asked questions about follow-up care and late effects of treatment learning disabilities, behavior problems and fertility issues are provided.
  • Outlook: Life Beyond Childhood Cancer exit disclaimer
    This site supported by the University of Wisconsin Cancer Comprehensive Cancer Center provides information about risk factors for second malignancies.
  • Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Therapies
    This site provides information on treatment and late effects of pediatric cancer.
  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
    The ACS has developed two documents that address sexual problems for men and women that may occur as a result of cancer and its treatment.
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)/Sexuality
    This NCI Web site provides information about the factors that affect sexuality during and after cancer treatment and treatments for these problems.