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Long Term Health Effects for Survivors of Childhood Cancer

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While the incidence of childhood cancer diagnoses has increased over the past 20 years, the survival rate of patients has also increased dramatically according to the National Cancer Institute.  This has prompted health care professionals to work harder to understand the long-term health effects for survivors.  Ahead of the Golisano Children’s Hospital’s first Pediatric After Cancer Experience Conference on Oct. 19, we hear a local survivor’s story as we take a closer look at addressing the special needs of those who’ve beaten childhood cancer.