Survivorship, Quality of Life, and Transition to Adult Care for Pediatric and Adolescent Thyroid Cancer Survivors.
Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association
The importance of long-term survivorship care to reduce survivor and family anxiety and burden, decrease emergency visits and health care costs, improve knowledge, as well as implement timely surveillance is widely accepted. Most childhood cancer survivors suffer from an increased number of medical and psychosocial comorbidities as they age and are at a higher risk for early mortality, which differs by cancer diagnosis. Childhood thyroid cancer survivors fall within this spectrum. Some have significant complications and/or late effects from treatment, whereas others have no long-term medical late effects, but almost all will require life-long thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Therefore, providing survivorship and transitional care, including a survivorship and/or transitional care plan (SCP/TCP), as well as periodically assessing the needs and quality of life for the patient and their family, should be implemented for our young thyroid cancer survivors.
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Goldfarb, Melanie and Franco, Aime T, "Survivorship, Quality of Life, and Transition to Adult Care for Pediatric and Adolescent Thyroid Cancer Survivors." (2022). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 6578.