Treatment of childhood cancers is led by highly specialized teams of pediatric oncologists and surgeons, and is supported by child life specialists, nursing care coordinators, research specialists, neuropsychologists, education specialists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and nutritionists.
UT Southwestern Medical Center offers genetic cancer risk assessment services through its Clinical Cancer Genetics program. By determining if other family members are at an increased risk for developing cancer, genetic testing can help patients learn about specific preventive measures to reduce the risk of cancer.
If you have questions, be sure to talk with your physician or another member of your clinical care team.
The After the Cancer Experience (ACE) program is the pediatric and young adult survivor program at Children’s Medical Center and UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center. Designed to provide long-term medical monitoring for child, adolescent, and adult survivors of childhood cancer, ACE is one of only a few long-term childhood cancer survivor programs in the nation.