Looking Ahead

Mom hugging boy outside
It is natural for you to wonder and worry about what your child’s life will be like once treatment is over and as your child gets older. After a blood and marrow transplant (BMT) many childhood survivors go on to lead normal lives. While you, your child, and your family want to go back to living as regular lives as possible, it is important to be aware of potential health problems in the future.

Your child should make sure to attend follow-up visits so doctors can help monitor any potential late-effects from treatment.

Your treatment team will advise you on the late effects that your child may develop because of his BMT treatment. Try to see this as a reference guide for what to watch for, not a sign of what will happen.

John J Doyle, MD, FRCPC, FAAP

3/19/2010


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