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Many families are surprised by anxious feelings that arise during this long-awaited time, when they expected to feel only relief. Instead of this being a time to go back to life as it used to be, it may be a time of continued adjustment, as you leave the security of the people on your child’s health care team. Some said the transition to life after treatment took longer and was more challenging than they thought it would be. You may worry that the cancer will return. Your child may struggle to get used to new routines. Some families enter this new phase feeling stronger, whereas others are more fragile.
You may be wondering how to put this experience behind you and return to normal life. There is no perfect way. Just as each child’s treatment is different, so is the transition back to a 'new normal'– a phrase often used by cancer survivors and their families
This section has tips and information about follow-up and survivorship care for children who have been treated for cancer.
What happens next?
You may have just learned that your child has cancer.
He/she may be in treatment, or finishing treatment.
It is for sure overwhelming, but knowing what to expect may help you feel more at ease.
This timeline provides information and advice throughout your child’s cancer journey. It has been designed in sections, which you can read at the right time for you.