Reply To: Survivorship Age

  • Debra Kent

    February 15, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    These recent article may shed some light on survivorship care within the COG that we recently published: Attached below
    Current pediatric cancer survivorship practices: a report from the Children’s Oncology Group
    K. E. Effinger, R. Haardörfer, J. G. Marchak, C. Escoffery, W. Landier, A. Kommajosula, et al.
    J Cancer Surviv 2022 Pages 1-10. 
    Accession Number: 35098485 PMCID: PMC8801272 DOI: 10.1007/s11764-021-01157-w

    Also try this previous one we published: 
    Transitional care practices, services, and delivery in childhood cancer survivor programs: A survey study of U.S. survivorship providers
    K. T. Sadak, D. Szalda, B. R. Lindgren, K. E. Kinahan, D. Eshelman-Kent, L. A. Schwartz, et al.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 2019 Vol. 66 Issue 8 Pages e27793
    Accession Number: 31099145 DOI: 10.1002/pbc.27793

    Debra Eshelman-Kent, DNP, MSN, APRN-CNP, RN
    Cincinnati Childrens  and effective APril 4:  UT Health Science Center San Antonio

    Debra Kent, DNP,CPNP-PC
    Nurse Practitioner
    Loveland, OH
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-15-2022 01:37 PM
    From: Kelly Crowley
    Subject: Survivorship Age

    Hi All!

    I’m curious if there is an age OR number of years off treatment at which you stop seeing your pediatric survivorship patients?
    Right now, we currently see our patients well into their 40’s but I’m questioning whether this long of a follow up is really necessary (without, of course, losing our patient population!).

    I’ve seen a few research articles that further classify their patients based on disease process, radiation exposure, transplant status, etc. that allows for either a transition to PCP or less frequent follow up (although I worry about missing patients with that option), etc. and I’m just curious what other institutions do!

    Thanks so much for your input!

    Kelly Crowley, MSN, APN, FNP-BC