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Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Young Adult Follow-Up Cancer Care

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s young-adult follow-up multidisciplinary center is a cooperative program with the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

As a survivor of childhood cancer, you can be assured of continued follow-up and specialized care by the experienced cancer specialists who practice at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute. We are here for you and your family as you face the challenges of becoming an adult and maturing beyond your particular type of childhood cancer.

Your pediatric oncologists from the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children will refer you to the young-adult follow-up multidisciplinary cancer team when you are between the ages of 18 and 21. They know you and your family and can provide many details of your treatment and current health problems as you transition into the care of the young adult follow-up team.

With your permission, the A.I. duPont staff will prepare a complete summary of your treatment history, including medical records, laboratory and test reports. This information will be provided to the young-adult follow-up team prior to your first visit with them. Guidelines for monitoring your health, based on current recommendations from the Children’s Oncology Group, will also be provided to the young-adult follow-up team on an ongoing basis.

The young adult follow-up team meets regularly and includes:

  • Your pediatric oncologists from the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children who specialize in childhood cancers.
  • A ChristianaCare medical oncologist who can evaluate your present health status and provide ongoing evaluation and follow-up care when needed.
  • A pediatric clinical research nurse who will help to ensure your that medical records are complete and up-to-date at the time of your visit.
  • A nurse navigator who will assist you in finding the health care support services you may need.

Depending on your current health, you may be referred to additional medical specialists. The entire multidisciplinary team will work together, in consultation with your primary-care physician, to create the most appropriate and effective plan of care and follow-up to meet your individual health care needs.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4500