Chance of surviving childhood cancer has improved — but survivors’ overall health has not

In large study of childhood cancer survivors, click self-reported health remained constant or declined for patients treated in recent decades

Jasmine Jean is more than 30 years out from her original cancer treatments and her cancer is gone, sick but the experience is not behind her.

“I don’t feel like I’ve ever been cured because the late effects of cancer are so traumatic, generic ” said Jean, who was diagnosed and treated for the rare muscle cancer rhabdomyosarcoma when she was 2 years old.

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