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Adult survivors of cancer in childhood and adolescence

More and more adults are survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer. If you're one of them, this page is for you and your family.

Treatment for your cancer helped you survive but can cause side effects later in life. It's important to be aware of what to look out for so these things can be carefully monitored and treated.

If you have a health passport detailing your cancer diagnosis and treatment, show it to your doctor. Your doctor will explain possible side effects of your cancer treatment, and will probably arrange regular follow-up.

Late Effects Assessment Program (LEAP)

If you don't have a health passport, please contact the LEAP Coordinator where you received treatment:

If you received treatment for your cancer in Dunedin, contact the Canterbury DHB LEAP Coordinator.

If you received treatment in Hamilton, contact the Auckland DHB LEAP Coordinator.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by Paediatric Oncologist. Last reviewed June 2019.

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