Follow-up visits after brain tumour treatmentFFollow-up visits after brain tumour treatmentFollow-up visits after brain tumour treatmentEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPCFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth description of what happens at follow-up clinic visits after the brain tumour treatment for your child has ended.</p><p>After treatment ends, your child will need to keep in touch with several different health professionals.</p> <p>In the first year after treatment, your child will have checkups at a follow-up clinic every few months. After a year, depending on the tumour, the visits to the clinic will take place every four to six months. </p> <p>Your child may need rehabilitation for physical problems, depending on their condition. This may take place in a rehabilitation hospital or in the community with physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Each follow-up visit will include a physical exam, a neurological exam, possibly an MRI scan, other relevant tests.</li> <li>The visit will also check physical development and growth, as well as behavioural and developmental progress.</li></ul>
Visites de suivi après le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesVVisites de suivi après le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesFollow-up visits after brain tumour treatmentFrenchNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPCFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Description approfondie de ce qui se passe pendant les visites cliniques de suivi après le traitement contre une tumeur cérébrale de votre enfant.</p><p>Après le traitement, votre enfant devra rester en contact avec plusieurs professionnels de la santé.</p> <p>Dans la première année suivant son traitement, votre enfant devra se présenter à la clinique de suivi à quelques mois d’intervalle. Après une année, en fonction de la tumeur, les visites à la clinique auront lieu tous les quatre ou six mois. </p> <p>Selon son état, votre enfant pourrait avoir besoin de réadaptation pour des problèmes physiques, qui peut avoir lieu dans une hôpital de réadaptation ou dans la collectivité avec des physiothérapeutes, des ergothérapeutes et des orthophonistes. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Chaque rendez-vous de suivi comprendra un examen physique, un examen neurologique, possiblement un examen d’imagerie par résonance magnétique et d’autres examens pertinents.</li> <li>Le rendez-vous permettra aussi de vérifier le développement physique et la croissance de votre enfant, de même que ses progrès comportementaux et développementaux.</li></ul>

 

 

Follow-up visits after brain tumour treatment1421.00000000000Follow-up visits after brain tumour treatmentFollow-up visits after brain tumour treatmentFEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPCFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth description of what happens at follow-up clinic visits after the brain tumour treatment for your child has ended.</p><p>After treatment ends, your child will need to keep in touch with several different health professionals.</p> <p>In the first year after treatment, your child will have checkups at a follow-up clinic every few months. After a year, depending on the tumour, the visits to the clinic will take place every four to six months. </p> <p>Your child may need rehabilitation for physical problems, depending on their condition. This may take place in a rehabilitation hospital or in the community with physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Each follow-up visit will include a physical exam, a neurological exam, possibly an MRI scan, other relevant tests.</li> <li>The visit will also check physical development and growth, as well as behavioural and developmental progress.</li></ul><p>In addition to clinic visits, it is important to get back in touch with your child’s family doctor or paediatrician for regular childhood physical examinations. Your doctor is responsible for routine immunization, managing common childhood illnesses, and annual physicals. Keep the family doctor informed and up-to-date on your child’s condition. The family doctor should also be informed when treatment ends and be updated regularly after each follow-up visit. After each follow-up visit, the treatment team will dictate a letter to your family doctor. </p><p>Potential long-term effects of treatment are checked during follow-up clinic visits. If you notice symptoms at home, mention them to the treatment team, as they may be related to the tumour or treatment. In addition to the treatment team, your child may need to see other specialists to manage these effects. This could include an endocrinologist, ophthalmologist, a neuropsychologist, or others. </p><p>Once your child turns 18, their care will be transferred to an adult clinic where the follow-up visits will continue.</p><h2>What happens at follow-up clinic visits?</h2> <p>At clinic visits, the team will check your child’s physical condition and check for long-term effects. They will also see how the tumour and treatment has impacted on your child’s and family’s lifestyle. You should bring up any questions or concerns you might have about your child. Visits focus on three areas: </p><h3>Issues specific to brain tumours</h3><p>The treatment team will do a thorough check of your child’s condition. The visit will include:</p><ul><li> a physical examination</li><li> a neurological examination </li><li> possibly an MRI scan </li><li> any other tests relevant to the tumour or treatment, such as blood work or hearing tests </li></ul><h3>Growth and physical development</h3><p>The physical checkup generally includes height and weight measurements to ensure that the child is growing well.</p><h3>Psychosocial adjustment</h3><p>The visit will also address issues such as family stress, school attendance and performance, sleeping and eating patterns, relationships, and behavioural issues. </p><p>Talk about any of your concerns at the clinic. However, if you have any concerns or your child is having symptoms between clinic visits, give the treatment team a call. </p><h2>Anxieties about follow-up clinic visits</h2><p>Many parents become anxious in the days before a clinic visit. They can’t sleep or focus. There is a fear that the MRI scan done during the visit will turn up evidence that the tumour has come back. </p><p>This may be a time when you need to draw on other sources of support, such as parents who have gone through the experience before. Think about the coping techniques you may have used to get you through your child’s diagnosis or other stages of your child’s treatment. </p>Follow-up visits after brain tumour treatment

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