Survivorship is the ultimate goal when a child is diagnosed with cancer.

Currently in the United States, there are approximately 500,000 childhood cancer survivors, many of whom are battling chronic or severe late effects as a result of the brutal, toxic treatments needed to save their lives.

Survivorship is the newest CAC2 Interest group, founded and charged to address the various challenges that childhood and adolescent cancer survivors face.  In its inaugural year, it launched the “Survivorship Matters,” a blog authored by CAC2 member Mary Beth Collins, the mother of a neuroblastoma survivor, to explore the vast spectrum of survivorship issues from a number of perspectives.  The group also organized a featured panel discussion at CAC2’s 2019 Annual Summit that highlighted physical and psychosocial late effects experienced by survivors.

This group has identified and organized these challenges into five different categories:  Educational; Financial, Economic, and Employment; Medical Care, Health Insurance; Physical Late Effects; and Psychosocial Late Effects. Read more about these challenges here.

Contact the Survivorship Group at if you have questions and/or would like more information on how to be involved with the numerous CAC2 survivorship initiatives.

Survivors of childhood cancer face unique challenges.

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