According to Keene, the greatest threat to a survivor's well-being is a lack of information.
Here are some things to be aware of to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce late effects as survivors transition into adulthood:
* health education about exercise, diet, smoking, sun, seat belts, texting while driving, safe sex, etc.,
* reproductive counseling,
* psychosocial support,
* education about disease history, and
* discussion of risks associated with treatment.
Survivors should also utilize resources like The National Children's Cancer Society's Beyond the Cure survivorship program (www.beyondthecure.org), which offers the most up-to-date information available on survivorship.