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STAR Program for Young Adults

The STAR Program (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility) addresses the unique needs of adult survivors of childhood cancers. Our experience allows us to detect problems early and intervene promptly to prevent minor medical issues from becoming major ones. Together, STAR’s team of professionals provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art care and understanding while striving to achieve optimal long-term health for all adult survivors.

Among the services we offer are:

  • An annual physical examination and written summary of the patient’s treatment history (patients may be seen more frequently when indicated
  • Regular medical surveillance tests and a detailed explanation of test results
  • Consultations with sub-specialists when needed
  • Communication with the primary care physician
  • Education to help survivors take control of their lives and do their part to stay healthy
  • Support for survivors with employment or school issues and assistance with insurance questions
  • Emotional support
  • The opportunity to meet and network with other survivors
  • The Get Empowered video series

To learn more about the STAR Program, please call 312-695-4979.

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