After your child is treated for DSRCT, we will provide follow-up care to check for recurrence and to deal with any side effects of the disease or its treatment. Your child may need rehabilitation, including physical and occupational therapy to regain strength and function and to help with daily living skills.
Your child and family will also have access to our Pediatric Support Center, focusing on your child’s social, emotional and psychological well-being and offering support for the whole family, including siblings. Some of the services available include our:
Your child’s life as a cancer survivor will include regular visits with our pediatric cancer team to ensure the best possible outcomes and to help prevent or treat any complications following treatment. We’ll work with your child’s primary care physician and other health providers to monitor growth and development, and offer education and counseling about nutrition, exercise and health living so you can take the best care of your child. Click Here to find out more.
Patient navigation programPatient navigators can help you manage your child’s care throughout treatment and beyond, and keep you informed and involved. We can help with appointments and referrals to specialty care or support resources, communication, paperwork and insurance or financial issues, so you can focus on your child and family. Click here to find out more.
Mental health support: Psychosocial oncology
From counseling to support groups to mind-body therapies, our psychosocial oncology services are designed to safeguard your child’s emotional and social well-being, as well as your family’s. Our team of pediatric psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and chaplains can help your child and family throughout your child’s cancer journey. Our child-life specialists support your child during treatment to help ease fear and anxiety, and can explain what’s happening using age-appropriate language and demonstrations. They also can help your child keep up with schoolwork or transition back to the school routine. Click here to find out more.
Integrative medicineOur pediatric integrative medicine team offers evidence-based therapies focused on your child’s physical and emotional comfort and well-being. Programs such as art and music therapy, movement therapy and massage therapy can help your child release tension and overcome cancer-related challenges. Click here to find out more.
When your child is hurting,our pediatric pain and palliative care team can help. Through medication, integrative medicine and other proven methods, we can increase your child’s comfort and quality of life during and after treatment. Click here to find out more.
Nutrition and exercise counselingOur registered dietitians and exercise physiologists work with your child’s medical team to create a nutrition and exercise plan that can help your child feel better and stay stronger — and possibly reduce the future risk of cancer or complications. Click here to find out more.
With an emphasis on healing, recovery, wellness and disease prevention, Miami Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program team is right there with you as you move into the next phase of your life.