My daughter had ALL Two and a half years ago

tonsofhope
tonsofhope Member Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Childhood Cancers #1
My daughter had ALL on Oct.2006 at5 1/2 yrs.old and after two and a half years, she survived. Now we are dealing with the late effects of chemotherapy. Is there anyone else that had this childhood cancer at a young age and dealt with this after affect or a parent of a young child who is or had this late effect problem.

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  • liveformiracles
    liveformiracles Member Posts: 13
    20 years since ALL diagnosis
    Hi tonsofhope!!

    I am 23 years old and a childhood survivor of ALL. I was diagnosed at age 3, and went through chemotherapy and cranial radiation treatments. I am definitely willing to share what side effects I have experienced, and possibly provide you with some resources as well. I am not sure if your daughter will experience exactly what I have, given that treatments have hopefully improved in the past couple of decades. Also, some of the late effects I experience are a result of cranial radiation treatments and I am not sure if this is the same case with your child's treatment. But I would be more than happy to answer and questions you might have. Feel free to email me at [email protected]!

    -Laura
  • tmasnik
    tmasnik Member Posts: 5
    Camp Hope
    Camp Hope, sponsored by the American Cancer Society is a weeklong camp for kids who have or had cancer, ages 7-17, and their siblings, free of charge. Located in Northern RI. email [email protected] for camper applications or for more information www.cancer.org/camphoperi .