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September
2015
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08:40 AM
Europe/Amsterdam

Survive and Thrive Program Helps Kids Once They Are Cancer Free

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Kalyee Siegfried had to grow up fast once she found out at age 10 she had leukemia.

She went through two years of chemotherapy treatment, and now, at 20 years old, she is finally cancer-free.

But she'll never fully be out of the woods.

That's where Children's Mercy's "Survive and Thrive" program steps in. The program aims to help kids after they are free of cancer.

"We're doing the physical exam and drawing labs and doing tests, looking for any potential late effects. But then we are also doing the education, helping survivors understand their treatment and understand what the recommendations are going forward," said nurse practitioner for the program Wendy McClellan.

See and read the complete story via KSHB 41.