The first five years after treatment
You’ve finished your treatment, and all signs and symptoms of your cancer have disappeared (remission). What happens next? For the next five years, your St. Jude cancer care team will continue to offer you follow-up care. As time passes, more of your primary care will be provided by your local doctor. Together, we’ll work as a team to help you stay healthy.
Tips for Survivors
Five to ten years since diagnosis
Once you have stayed cancer-free for at least two years after stopping therapy, and it has been at least five years since your diagnosis, you are eligible to transfer to our After Completion of Therapy (ACT) clinic. The ACT clinic is the largest long-term follow-up clinic for childhood cancer patients in the United States. You’ll visit the clinic each year until you turn 18, or until 10 years after your last cancer treatment, whichever comes later.
Learn More About the ACT Clinic
Graduation: Becoming a St. Jude alumnus
After you graduate from the ACT clinic, you can continue to receive help with health issues through our Alumnus Office. You may face higher health risks later in life as a result of your treatment, so it is critical to see your local doctor regularly. Our Alumnus Office offers resources and information to help you stay healthy.
At this time, you may also have a chance to learn more about your own health by taking part in the St. Jude LIFE research study. Read on for more information.