So far, the information from India has been limited and scattered. We mad an attempt to bring this all together and are happy to share our recent publication on this in the Pediatric Blood Cancer - Childhood cancer survivorship and late effects: The landscape in India in 2020
Thursday 30 July 2020
Childhood cancer survivorship and late effects: The landscape in India in 2020
Cure from childhood cancer is now a justifies expectation and with the right treatment most children would get cured of their cancer and achieve long-term survival. While the goal is that this long-term survival is normal, experience has taught us that some survivors suffer from late side-effects. This has been an area of intense focus in the last few decades and there is now growing evidence on how to prevent and treat these late side-effect.
We highlight not only the steadily increasing work going on with childhood cancer survivors in the hospitals, but also the efforts taken by healthcare providers, and other stakeholders in developing this service, advocating for this cause and providing survivors with a platform. A special mention of two such organisations - Ugam and Cankids - who contributed to this effort.