Long-Term and Late Effects of Treatment in Adults Facts
This fact sheet discusses long-term and late effects of treatment in adults, a description of the potential different effects from specific types of treatment and how to manage them. It also includes a list of resources for blood cancer patients and survivors.
Survivors of blood cancers do not always have serious long-term or late effects of treatment. Effects can range from mild to severe. However, it is important to talk about possible long-term and late effects with your treatment team to plan treatment and follow-up care. The risk for developing long-term or late effects may be influenced by
- The type and duration of treatment
- The patient's age at the time of treatment
- The patient's gender
- The patient's overall health.