Long-term survivors of childhood cancer living longer thanks in part to treatment changes

Evidence from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) suggests that changes in childhood cancer treatment and follow-up care have reduced deaths from the late effects of cancer treatment and extended the lives of childhood cancer survivors. Survivors have benefited from better follow-up care, including risk-based health screening guidelines. For survivors at risk of breast cancer due to chest radiation, screening tests like mammograms and echocardiograms that result in early detection of late effects of cancer therapy may make a lifesaving difference.

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