Children's Hospital Colorado
Center for cancer and blood disorders
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Frequently Asked Questions About the HOPE Survivorship Program

Q: Do I need a referral to the HOPE Survivorship Program?
A: It all depends on your insurance. However, you can go ahead and make an appointment and an insurance verifier will check for you.

Q: How can I get an appointment?
A: Please call us at 720-777-5441.

Q: How long will my appointment be?
A: Appointments last approximately three hours. We will try to schedule any lab work, X-rays or other tests you may need the morning before your HOPE Survivorship Program visit.

Q: When are appointments available?

A: We see patients on the first and third Thursday of each month, as well as the second Tuesday of each month. We also hold outreach clinics in Grand Junction and Colorado Spring each year.

Q: I didn’t have cancer, but I did have a bone marrow transplant (BMT) for another disease. Do I still need to come to the HOPE Survivorship Program?

A: Yes. Although you didn’t have cancer, you are a survivor of a BMT, which included therapy such as chemotherapy – and you may be at risk for late effects.

Q: What should I expect from genetic counseling?
A: During the HOPE Multidisciplinary Clinic you will have the opportunity to meet a genetic counselor to discuss the option of a formal genetic counseling appointment at a later date and ask any questions that you may have about genetic counseling and/or testing. Learn more about genetic counseling in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Q: Will my insurance cover this appointment?

A: Most insurance companies will cover this appointment, as they would other office visits and tests. However, deductibles and co-payments will apply. Please check with you insurance company.

Q: Will I be followed by the HOPE team?

A: Yes. Once you come to the HOPE Multidisciplinary Clinic, you will be followed by the HOPE team on a yearly basis in the HOPE Follow-up Clinic. The Follow-up Clinic visit will last only one hour, and you will see either a pediatric oncologist or nurse practitioner and the nurse educator. If you are a very young survivor we encourage and recommend for you to come to the HOPE Multidisciplinary Clinic again in adolescence and/or young adulthood.

Q: What if I’m an adult survivor?

A: The TACTIC clinic is dedicated to adult survivors of pediatric cancer who are over the age of 21. You will see an internist, a pediatric oncologist, a psychologist, and a nurse. To make an appointment, please call 720-777-0956.

Learn more about the HOPE Survivorship Program.