Why is the LATER outpatient clinic necessary?
Given that the number of childhood cancer survivors has increased, long-term side effects have emerged. These side effects deserve attention. It is known that 70% of all childhood cancer survivors develop one or more serious health issues. This is precisely why we have a team of experts at the Princess Máxima Center that regularly performs check-ups on survivors. In addition to this medical care, other important areas of interest of the LATER outpatient clinic include social and psychological care in combination with contact with fellow patients.
Who visits the LATER outpatient clinic?
As a survivor, when are you welcome to visit the LATER outpatient clinic? Beginning from five years after the initial diagnosis, everyone who qualifies for the LATER outpatient clinic will receive an invitation for this. This does not mean that anything is wrong or that we expect to find something. The invitation for the LATER outpatient clinic concerns children between 5-19 years and adults from the age of 19.