Handbook of Cancer Survivorship

  • Michael Feuerstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Burden

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. Michael Feuerstein
      Pages 3-6
    3. Steven N. Wolff
      Pages 7-18
    4. Craig C. Earle
      Pages 19-42
    5. Joan R. Bloom, Soo H. Kang, Dana M. Petersen, Susan L. Stewart
      Pages 43-65
    6. T. Salewa Oseni, Ismail Jatoi
      Pages 67-77
    7. David Victorson, David Cella, Lynne Wagner, Laura Kramer, Mary Lou Smith
      Pages 79-110
  3. Common Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. Kerry S. Courneya, Kristina H. Karvinen, Jeffrey K.H. Vallance
      Pages 113-132
    3. Alexander V. Ng, Carlynn A. Alt, Elizabeth M. Gore
      Pages 133-150
    4. Victor T. Chang, Ryuichi Sekine
      Pages 151-172
    5. Peter C. Trask, Timothy Pearman
      Pages 173-189
    6. Andrea A. Thornton, Martin A. Perez
      Pages 191-210
    7. Carissa A. Low, Tammy Beran, Annette L. Stanton
      Pages 211-228
  4. Secondary Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. Robert W. Lent
      Pages 231-247
    3. Clare Stevinson, Kristin L. Campbell, Christopher M. Sellar, Kerry S. Courneya
      Pages 249-268
    4. Virginia Uhley, K.-L. Catherine Jen
      Pages 269-285
    5. Robert J. Ferguson, Raine Riggs, Tim Ahles, Andrew J. Saykin
      Pages 287-301
    6. Jamie S. Ostroff, Lara K. Dhingra
      Pages 303-322
    7. Arthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu
      Pages 323-337
    8. Linda E. Carlson, Michael Speca
      Pages 339-360
    9. Michael J.L. Sullivan, Pascal Thibault, Andrè Savard, Ana Velly
      Pages 361-380
    10. Jos Verbeek, Evelien Spelten
      Pages 381-396
    11. Linda A. Jacobs, Jane Alavi, Angela DeMichele, Steven Palmer, Carrie Stricker, David Vaughn
      Pages 397-415
  5. Survivor and Provider Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. Kathryn McPherson, Rod MacLeod
      Pages 419-428
    3. Sheila Payne
      Pages 429-446
  6. International Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. Patricia A. Findley
      Pages 449-479
  7. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIX
    2. Michael Feuerstein
      Pages 483-494
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 495-504

About this book


Not long ago, a cancer diagnosis was regarded as an automatic death sentence; today there are ten million survivors. Equally impressive is the growing number of clinicians and researchers dedicated to improving the quality of survivors’ lives and care. Yet despite this encouraging picture, there has never been a reliable central source for relevant clinical information—until now

The Handbook on Cancer Survivorship responds to the diverse needs of survivors and their support communities by comprehensively addressing the major issues in the field, from the burden of survivorship to secondary prevention. Editor Michael Feuerstein, himself a cancer survivor, and sixty other top scientist-practitioners analyze in depth how survivors meet and manage the challenges of life after cancer, and what clinicians, researchers, and public health systems can do to ease the transition.

The Handbook’s 27 comprehensive chapters include the latest research and practice related to:

-Survivors’ quality of life, and how it can be assessed

-Managing everyday and chronic stress

-Depression, anxiety, pain disorders, and cognitive changes

-Coping, adaptation, and resilience

-Behavior change strategies—exercise, weight control, smoking cessation

-Cancer survivorship centers and other models for follow-up care

-Survivor, clinician, and international perspectives

-New frontiers in practice, research, and policy

Such wide-ranging coverage benefits everyone involved in cancer survival: primary care providers, oncologists; behavioral health specialists; physical and occupational therapists; nutritionists; epidemiologists; health systems professionals and policymakers; and, of course, survivors themselves and their families.


Cancer Cancer Survivorship Fatigue Hematology Oncology Prevention Public Health Secondary prevention Stress Survivor Survivorship quality of life

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Feuerstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology and Preventive Medicine and BiometricsUniformed Services University of the Health ScienceBethesdaUSA

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