Late Effects Nurse Specialist
When a child or young adult is successfully treated for cancer they may still experience ongoing complications as a result of their treatment which are known as late effects. These may include problems with growth and development, infertility, and damage to organs and tissue. Left untreated, these late effects can have a serious impact on a person’s future health and wellbeing.
The Macmillan Late Effects Nurse Specialist supports children and young adults who have survived a cancer diagnosis. The nurse coordinates follow-on care for patients after treatment ends, and provides information and guidance on how to cope with these long term complications.
With the right support we can improve the lives of children and young people living beyond cancer.
“We are truly grateful to Treating Children with Cancer for your generosity towards Macmillan’s work. Your support has made a tremendous difference to the lives of many children and young people affected by cancer, and has helped us to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.”
– Caroline Totterdill,
Head of Philanthropy, Macmillan Cancer Support