Passport to the future: Improving life for survivors of childhood cancer
By the time they reach 40, survivors of childhood cancers are likely to have at least one chronic health problem resulting from their treatment. The search is now on for ways to help people manage their risk and get appropriate care.
Thrombosis is the second most common preventable cause of death in patients with cancer, so oncologists need to know how to identify who is at risk, and strategies for prevention and treatment. This overview presents the evidence and raises alerts about the use of oral anticoagulants in the cancer setting.
The complexity of cancer, the risks and benefits associated with alternative treatment options, the care needs of patients, all point to the need for input from specialists in many disciplines. But are regular face-to-face multidisciplinary team meetings the best way to achieve this?