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Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Childhood cancers (who are now OVER age 18)
Offer consultations to survivors who were not treated at the institution?
The STAR Program
Aarati Didwania MD, MSCI
Karen Kinahan RN, PCNS-BC
675 N. St Clair 21-100
Appointments or new patient referrals
General clinic information
Provides long term follow up care for adult survivors of childhood cancer ( diagnosed at age 21 years or younger). Pediatric STAR Progrm at Lurie Children's Hospital (312-227-4768)
Serve all cancer types?
Survivors in this clinic are routinely seen by
Adult Internal Medicine Physician, Psychologist
Which of the following eligibility criteria must survivors meet to be seen in the program?
Must have completed all cancer treatment (including hormonal therapy and biological therapy in addition to initial treatments)., Neuro-oncology patients eligible, BMT patients eligible
What model of care does the program use?
Multidisciplinary : Patients seen by providers from two or more disciplines (e.g., nursing, psychology, nutrition, medical specialties, etc.), Follow-up care : Survivorship clinic assumes the follow up care of certain populations of cancer survivors after a certain time point
Does the institution offer special clinical programs (not just educational programs or inservices) addressing any of the following survivorship concerns?
Lymphedema, Fertility concerns pre and/or post treatment, Cardiac late effects, Cancer or treatment related pain, Neurologic late effects (radiculopathy, plexopathy, neuropathy, myopathy, autonomic dysfunction), Psychosocial concerns / counseling, Nutritional issues, Speech and swallowing, Bladder dysfunction / Pelvic rehabilitation, Sleep disturbance, Smoking cessation