Self-care after leukemia treatmentSSelf-care after leukemia treatmentSelf-care after leukemia treatmentEnglishOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseases;Healthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZOussama Abla, MDDanielle Weidman, MDKarin Landenberg, MD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Learn why it is important for a child who has had leukemia to be aware of their medical history and ways you can encourage them to be an active participant in their own health.</p><p>As your child gets older, they become more independent. As they mature, they need to be aware of their own medical history and the potential late effects caused by their leukemia treatment. This will be important, as they will need to continue follow-up care for the rest of their life. Becoming literate about their medical history is essential for their long-term health, as is learning the important steps needed to manage their health care. Your child can use ‘My Health Passport,’ a customized, wallet-size card that describes all of their medical information. For more information, visit the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/good2go/">Good 2 Go</a> website. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>As your child grows up, they will need to know their medical history as they will require follow-up care for the rest of their life.</li> <li>Encourage your teen to make healthy lifestyle choices and meet with their doctor on their own.</li></ul>
Auto-soins après traitement de la leucémieAAuto-soins après traitement de la leucémieSelf-care after leukemia treatmentFrenchOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseases;Healthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez pourquoi il est important qu’un enfant atteint de leucémie connaisse ses antécédents médicaux et apprenez de quelle façon vous pouvez l’encourager à être un participant actif de sa santé.</p><p>À mesure que votre enfant vieillit, il devient de plus en plus indépendant. À mesure qu’il gagne en maturité aussi, il doit connaitre ses propres antécédents médicaux et le risque d’effets à long terme causés par les traitements. Ce seront d’importants renseignements, puisqu’il devra assurer un suivi sur sa santé le reste de sa vie. Le fait de bien connaitre ses antécédents médicaux est essentiel à une santé à long terme, tout comme l’est le besoin d’apprendre les étapes nécessaires à la gestion des soins de santé. Votre enfant peut utiliser « My Health Passport » (Mon passeport santé), une carte personnalisée de format portefeuille qui décrit tous ses antécédents médicaux. Pour en savoir davantage, veuillez consulter le site <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/good2go/">Good 2 Go</a>.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>À mesure que votre enfant grandit, il devra connaître ses antécédents médicaux, car il aura besoin de soins de suivi pour le reste de ses jours.</li><li>Encouragez votre adolescent à choisir un style de vie sain et à consulter son médecin par lui-même.</li></ul>

 

 

Self-care after leukemia treatment2867.00000000000Self-care after leukemia treatmentSelf-care after leukemia treatmentSEnglishOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseases;Healthy living and preventionAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZOussama Abla, MDDanielle Weidman, MDKarin Landenberg, MD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Learn why it is important for a child who has had leukemia to be aware of their medical history and ways you can encourage them to be an active participant in their own health.</p><p>As your child gets older, they become more independent. As they mature, they need to be aware of their own medical history and the potential late effects caused by their leukemia treatment. This will be important, as they will need to continue follow-up care for the rest of their life. Becoming literate about their medical history is essential for their long-term health, as is learning the important steps needed to manage their health care. Your child can use ‘My Health Passport,’ a customized, wallet-size card that describes all of their medical information. For more information, visit the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/good2go/">Good 2 Go</a> website. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>As your child grows up, they will need to know their medical history as they will require follow-up care for the rest of their life.</li> <li>Encourage your teen to make healthy lifestyle choices and meet with their doctor on their own.</li></ul><h2>How can you encourage responsibility for self-care?</h2> <p>Teens may find it challenging to make the best choices for their self-care. This may be particularly true for teens that are not knowledgeable about their medical history. They may not take some of their prescription drugs during follow-up when or how they should, or not observing any physical activity restrictions recommended by their health care team.</p> <p>Encourage your teen to make healthy lifestyle choices, such as:</p> <ul><li>good nutrition; following Canada’s Food Guide</li> <li>sun protection</li> <li>avoiding smoking</li> <li>avoiding alcohol and drugs</li> <li> regular exercise.</li></ul> <p>Talk to your child’s doctor or hospital dietitian for more suggestions. Involve your child early in decision-making and encourage them to express worries or concerns they may have about their health. </p> <p>As your child matures, it is important for them to be an active participant in their health. Encourage them to meet with their doctor on their own. As an adult, they may see many different specialists (cardiologists, endocrinologists). Your child needs to inform all specialists of their medical history.</p> <p>When needed, involve a health professional with expertise in understanding teen issues, such as a social worker, psychologist, or specialist in adolescent medicine. Some of these individuals may be affiliated with the hospital's oncology department. This is especially important if your child seems to be having troubling coping at school or you have seen a change in their behaviour, sleep habits, or appetite. </p>Self-care after leukemia treatmentFalse

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