Late Effects and Survivorship Program

A cancer patient’s journey does not end with their last treatment. The Late Effects and Survivorship Program continue to care for all paediatric cancer patients into adulthood.

It also helps educate patients and their families about the long-term health implications associated with childhood cancer survival, as well as managing the medical and psychosocial late effects of cancer therapy following surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

There is a Late Effects Clinic held once a month which provides a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's current physical health, including medical history review, physical exam and screening tests. Patients will receive education on late effects of treatment and a thorough treatment summary with recommendations for assessment and follow up.

Patients who did not receive cancer treatment at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick can also be referred to the Late Effects Program by GPs.

For more information please contact Associate Professor Richard Cohn (02) 9382 1730 or richard.cohn@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au or Karen Johnston, Late Effects Nurse Consultant (02) 9382 1741 or karen.johnston@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au