Cancer Survivorship

Today and Tomorrow

  • Patricia A. Ganz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Patricia Fobair
    Pages 14-27
  3. Craig C. Earle
    Pages 43-53
  4. Noreen M. Aziz
    Pages 54-76
  5. Smita Bhatia, Wendy Landier, Jacqueline Casillas, Lonnie Zeltzer
    Pages 77-89
  6. Jon Håvard Loge, Stein Kaasa
    Pages 90-100
  7. Sophie D. Fosså, Lois B. Travis, Alvin A. Dahl
    Pages 101-113
  8. Karen Basen-Engquist, Diane C. Bodurka
    Pages 114-121
  9. Julie Lemieux, Louise J. Bordeleau, Pamela J. Goodwin
    Pages 122-144
  10. Tracey L. Krupski, Mark S. Litwin
    Pages 145-156
  11. Linda Sarna, Frederic W. Grannis Jr., Anne Coscarelli
    Pages 157-176
  12. Clifford Y. Ko, Patricia A. Ganz
    Pages 177-187
  13. Karen L. Syrjala, Paul Martin, Joachim Deeg, Michael Boeckh
    Pages 188-214
  14. Karim S. Malek, Rebecca A. Silliman
    Pages 215-224
  15. Lydia B. Zablotska, Matthew J. Matasar, Alfred I. Neugut
    Pages 225-237
  16. Richard P. McQuellon, Suzanne C. Danhauer
    Pages 238-250

About this book

Introduction

A diagnosis of cancer provokes myriad responses in patients, chief among them the question: "how long do I have to live?" Increasingly, the answer to that question is not one of months or years, but decades. While there are now nearly 10 million people in the United States who have recovered or are currently recovering from cancer (increased from three million in 1971), the unique challenges encountered by survivors are often met with uncertainity by even the most seasoned physicians, nurses, and clinical social workers because of a lack of formal guidelines for post-treatment care and follow-up.

 

Cancer Survivorship: Today and Tomorrow provides much-needed information on how to best serve this community of patients. Written by experts in the field, many of the them cancer survivors themselves, each chapter leads the reader through the unique medical and psychosocial aspects of recovery and survivorship in many primary sites including Childhood Cancers, Hodgkin’s Disease, Testicular, Gynecological, Breast, Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Transplant (AML,ALL, Lymphoma). Additional chapters cover survailence, second malignancies, psychosocial rehabilitation, employment and job discrimination, sexual and reproductive dysfunction, and advocacy. Cancer Survivorship is designed to be a complete resource for all members of the patient care team, providing a strong basis for the ongoing treatment of cancer survivors.

 

From the foreword… "Dr. Ganz and many of the contributors to this comprehensive text pioneered cancer survivorship, and they must justifiably be proud that their advocacy and commitment to survivor care and research have resulted in in-depth reports by the President’s Cancer Panel, several Institute of Medicine studies, and this timely text. Cancer Survivorship: Today and Tomorrow is a natural evolution of these efforts, inclusive of the major areas of survivor care: surveillance for recurrence and second cancers, management of late effects, coordination of ongoing health maintenance and prevention, and the important psychosocial elements integral to the healing process after cancer treatment. Care of an entire generation of cancer survivors is needed and will be facilitated by the organization of this volume according to specific diseases, patient groups and cross-cutting topics."

 

 

Keywords

breast cancer cancer treatment chemotherapy lymphoma prevention prostate cancer rehabilitation screening social work surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia A. Ganz
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer CenterUCLA Schools of Public Health and MedicineLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-68265-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-34349-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-68265-5
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