After Cancer Treatment Clinic

The Bayless Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, supports cancer survivors through their journey, from diagnosis throughout treatment to life-after-cancer care. Our After Cancer Treatment (ACT) clinic is a long-term follow-up facility at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital for childhood cancer survivors. It helps provide support for late-occurring medical conditions that continue or develop because of cancer and/or its treatment. 

As survival rates from childhood cancer continue to improve, more children and adolescents enter survivorship every year. Cancer survivors are at risk for a multitude of chronic or late-occurring health problems caused by their cancer or its treatment, often referred to as “late effects.” Late effects can affect a survivor’s physical, cognitive and psychosocial health and, over time, they remain at risk for developing many of these. 

The ACT clinic’s goal is to give every childhood cancer survivor an individualized plan that’s focused on optimizing healthy living, managing late effects, addressing mental health needs and monitoring for secondary cancers. 

Our multidisciplinary team includes

  • ACT-dedicated nurse
  • Behavioral health professionals
  • Board-certified pediatric hematologists/oncologists
  • Clinical research team
  • Nutritionists

Conditions Managed and Services Provided

Cardiac System
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Dental health
Endocrine System
  • Central adrenal insufficiency
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Precocious puberty
  • Thyroid problems
Gastrointestinal System
  • Digestive disorders
  • Liver disease
General and Psychosocial
  • Costs: Finding and paying for health care
  • Diet and physical activity
  • Educational issues
  • Emotional issues
Immune System
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
Musculoskeletal System
  • Amputation
  • Bone health, osteoporosis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Scoliosis and kyphosis
Neurological System
  • Chronic pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Raynaud's phenomenon
Pulmonary System
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Restrictive lung disease
Reproductive System
  • Female health issues
  • Fertility issues
  • Male health issues
  • Cataracts
  • Hearing loss
Subsequent Neoplasms
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
Urinary Tract
  • Neurogenic bladder

Request a Consultation

If you or a loved one are a childhood cancer survivor and have been off therapy without relapse or refractory disease for a minimum of two years, you can request an ACT clinic consultation by calling our hematology-oncology clinic at (813) 321-6820.