Young Adult Survivorship

Childhood cancer survivors require specialized follow-up care. At Winship, we provide a program specifically tailored to assist you.

As a young adult cancer survivor, you may have on-going health complications related to your cancer treatment, called late effects, which may occur years after treatment ends. Monitoring your health on a yearly basis can help prevent problems and can also help you better manage late effects.

If you were treated for cancer as a child, are 21 years of age or older and two years off treatment, you should contact the Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Program to schedule an appointment.

Our specialized team will talk to you about your cancer, the treatment you received and any late health effects for which you may be at risk. We will coordinate a plan to monitor and reduce your risks for late effects.

Part of the plan may involve connecting you to a network of providers through out Winship and Emory Healthcare who are familiar with the needs of young adult cancer survivors, including endocrinologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, fertility specialists, urologists, neuro-rehabilitation specialists and medical oncologists. We also work closely with the Winship at Emory Cardio-Oncology Program because sometimes cancer treatment can impact a patient's heart health. If you would like to discuss female fertility issues or family planning, we can refer you to the Emory Reproductive Center. We can also refer men to a urologist with expertise in fertility preservation and infertility treatment.

The providers at the Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Program are here to ensure your unique needs are being met.

Your Next Steps

If you received cancer treatment before the age of 21, and you are 21 or older, please contact the nurse coordinator, Mary Batcha, RN, at (404) 778-3473 or email mary.m.batcha@emoryhealthcare.org to request an appointment.

If your child received cancer treatment and is under the age of 21, please contact the Cancer Survivor Program at the Aflac Cancer Center at (404) 785-1717 or email cancersurvivor@choa.org to make an appointment.

If you received cancer treatment as an adult, after the age of 21, please contact the Adult Survivorship Program at Winship at (404) 778-1900 or email survivorship@emoryhealthcare.org to make an appointment.

The Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Program is located at Winship Cancer Institute, 1365-C Clifton Road NE (tunnel level), Atlanta, GA 30322.

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Natia Esiashvili, MD

Natia Esiashvili, MD

Associate Professor and Chief Quality Officer, Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Esiashvili specializes in the treatment of complex pediatric cancers and hematological malignancies in adults.

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Susmita Parashar, MD, MPH, MS

Susmita Parashar, MD, MPH, MS

Director, Winship at Emory Cardio-Oncology Program
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Dr. Parashar is a cardiovascular outcomes researcher with emphasis on preventive cardiology, women and heart disease and cardio-oncology.

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Mary Batcha, RN, BSN

Mary Batcha, RN, BSN

Coordinator, Young Adult Cancer Survivor Program
Emory Healthcare

Mrs. Batcha works closely with Dr. Natia Esiashvili and Dr. Susmita Parashar in coordinating care for young adult cancer survivors.

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