How Oncology Nurses Can Support Childhood Cancer Survivors

June 18, 2018

By Eric Tai, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More than 13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States. Because treatment options continue to improve, more than 80% of those children will survive ( at least five years after their diagnosis.

A Unique Set of Needs

Having cancer while they are still growing can lead to problems for children later in life (

The Oncology Nurse’s Role

Childhood cancer survivors face a unique set of challenges. Your work as part of the team guiding them through treatment and beyond helps give them tools to manage the long-term impacts of cancer.

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