Health After Therapy (HAT) Program

If your child has completed treatment for childhood cancer, congratulations on closing an extremely difficult chapter in your family’s life. As you likely heard during your child’s treatment, childhood cancers can affect your child’s physical and mental health long after treatment is over.

That’s why we created the Health After Therapy Program (better known as the HAT program), a unique survivorship program for patients who have received treatment for childhood cancer.

Your child will be transitioned to the HAT program by their pediatric oncologist or nurse practitioner five years after they have completed treatment. Appointments are scheduled once a year or at longer intervals depending on previous therapy.

The HAT team, which includes a pediatric oncologist, nurse practitioner, and child psychologist, has extensive knowledge about pediatric cancers and the long-term medical and psychosocial effects of cancer treatment. They are experts in preventing and treating the complications of cancer treatment. The HAT team reviews potential late effects of treatment with your child and family, and places an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle after undergoing cancer therapy.

Cancer survivorship services

The HAT program can help your child by providing:

  • Screenings for late effects of cancer treatment.
  • Education for your child and family regarding the late effects of cancer treatment.
  • A summary of cancer treatment (Passport to Health) for your child’s records, and to take to future medical appointments.
  • Testing to make sure your child is staying healthy, which may include blood work, an echocardiogram to assess heart health, x-rays, or bone density screenings.
  • Referrals to specialists for additional care if needed, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, and audiologists.
  • Resources for counseling and mental health testing.
  • Educational specialists.

Contact us

Scheduling: (650) 723-5674
Questions: (650) 498-6206
Fax: (650) 724-4738