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This week: Pediatric cancer survivorship, and dangers of vaping

When a child has cancer, the parents and whole family focus their time and energy on getting that child through chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy or a combination of those treatments. This usually means many appointments at the hospital, Cancer Center and doctor's office, medications to manage, schedules to adjust and thinking no further ahead than the next medical appointment.

If treatment is successful, the child and parents enter a new phase: cancer survivorship, which lasts a lifetime. Dr. Jody Sima is the pediatric oncologist who directs the Survivor Wellness Center at the Upstate Cancer Center. She talks about survivorship with the parent of a childhood cancer survivor on this week’s program.

“HealthLink on Air” also features an update on the lung illnesses and deaths related to vaping, from the Upstate New York Poison Center. Tune in this Sunday, September 29 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.