Health Services for Cancer Survivors

Practice, Policy and Research

  • Michael Feuerstein
  • Patricia A. Ganz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Quality of Health Care for Cancer Survivors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jennifer Malin, Emma-Jane Sayers, Michael Jefford
      Pages 27-49
  3. Targets for Improved Health Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Elena M. Kouri, Nancy L. Keating
      Pages 53-83
    3. Robyn Osborn, Tricia L. Psota, Jaesin Sa, Tracy Sbrocco
      Pages 85-105
    4. Julie K. Silver, Laura S. Gilchrist
      Pages 107-123
    5. Anne Coscarelli, Christopher Recklitis, Kauser Ahmed
      Pages 125-151
    6. Jacqueline Casillas, John Z. Ayanian
      Pages 153-168
  4. Optimizing Care Across Clinical Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Kevin C. Oeffinger, Larissa Nekhlyudov
      Pages 189-203
    3. Linda A. Jacobs, Jun J. Mao, K. Scott Baker, Patricia A. Ganz
      Pages 205-221
    4. Mary S. McCabe, Scott K. Baker, Caroline Huffman, Ken Miller
      Pages 223-238
    5. Betty Ferrell, Carla Munévar, Virginia Sun
      Pages 239-259
  5. Foundations for Improving Quality of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Emile Tompa, Jennifer Lund, Robin Yabroff
      Pages 299-327
    3. Mary E. Sesto, Amye J. Tevaarwerk, Douglas A. Wiegmann
      Pages 329-352
  6. The Future is Now

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Sara Rosenbaum, Jennifer Lee, Mandi Pratt Chapman, Steven R. Patierno
      Pages 355-372
    3. Michael Feuerstein, Patricia A. Ganz
      Pages 373-383
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 385-395

About this book


Health Services for Cancer Survivors Practice, Policy, and Research Michael Feuerstein and Patricia A. Ganz, editors

Between early detection and current medical advances, more cancer patients are living longer post-treatment. But all too often, survivors’ lives are complicated by medical, psychosocial, and economic challenges that their providers downplay as the “new normal.” Health Services for Cancer Survivors replaces this scenario with an integrative, evidence-based framework for improving the health of survivors over the long term, across clinical settings and specific diagnoses. Emphasizing an interdisciplinary team approach, contributors review the current state of survivor care and model a proactive future. Human factors, particularly in the areas of symptoms and symptom reporting, health costs, and individualized care, are highlighted as keys to survivors’ health, well-being, and functioning. The book offers diverse perspectives, informative data, and real-world case studies as it:

  • Defines quality health care in the context of cancer survivor experience.
  • Introduces the Cancer Survivorship Care Plan, a first-steps strategy for integrating survivor care.
  • Pinpoints specific areas for improvement, including symptom management, health behaviors, rehabilitation, psychological well-being, and disparities in health care access and delivery. 
  • Outlines practical strategies for optimizing primary, oncological, palliative community-based, and end-of-life care.
  • Provides detailed information on epidemiology, health economics, and other areas critical to clinical decision-making.
  • Analyzes the new health care reform measures as an opportunity to reform survivor care.

Health Services for Cancer Survivors is essential, stimulating reading for a wide range of practitioners, including primary care physicians, health psychologists, social workers, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and public health professionals.


Behavioral health Cancer and exercise Cancer and nutrition Cancer prevention Cancer recurrence Cancer surveillance Cancer survivorship Cancer survivorship clinic Cancer survivorship plan Health behavior Health care disparities Health communication Post-treatment symptoms Self-management Survivor

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Feuerstein
    • 1
  • Patricia A. Ganz
    • 2
  1. 1.Uniformed Services University of the Hea, Departments of Medical/Clinical PsycholoBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer CenterUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1347-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1348-7
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