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The LIFE Cancer Survivorship and Transition Service at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provides comprehensive services for childhood and adolescent cancer survivors. LIFE stands for Long-term Information, Follow-up and Evaluation. Since 1992, we have provided medical care and support to meet the unique needs of childhood cancer survivors.
Cancer survivors commonly experience ongoing health problems, such as heart damage, nerve sensitivity, bone weakness or cognitive dysfunction. Some health problems may develop or persist years after completing treatment. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy necessary to destroy cancer can affect development and cause permanent damage.
The LIFE Service addresses these issues with an array of services tailored to young cancer survivors' needs. At the LIFE Clinic, survivors receive focused care from a team of specialists. Our team includes pediatric oncologists, nurse practitioners, social workers, occupational therapists and others who specialize in long-term follow-up survivor services.
The LIFE Service is part of the comprehensive care available through our renowned Cancer and Blood Disease Institute. We are helping more young survivors enjoy an excellent quality of life with services that include:
Young people typically start receiving services through the LIFE Clinic within 2 years of completing cancer treatment. Our services are for:
During your visit to our LIFE Clinic, we:
At Children’s Hospital, we offer comprehensive support from diagnosis through early adulthood. Our services can help your child cope with the psychological impact of cancer, late effects of cancer treatment and transitioning to adult care. Learn more about our Survivorship and Supportive Care Program.
The Cancer and Blood Disease Institute welcomes new patients, referrals and second opinions. Please call us to make an appointment.