Follow up for childhood cancer survivors needs clarificationBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.365-b (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:365
- Owen Dyer
Cancer Research UK has called for guidelines on the long term follow up of survivors of childhood cancer, after a study commissioned by the charity found extensive variation in the way these patients are monitored in later life.
Survival prospects in most childhood cancers have been improving for decades, with the result that long term survivors today make up about 1 in 1000 of the adult population. Some …