Quality of Life Among Cancer Survivors

Challenges and Strategies for Oncology Professionals and Researchers

  • Tanya R. Fitzpatrick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Tanya R. Fitzpatrick
    Pages 1-5
  3. Robert D. Orr
    Pages 49-66
  4. Janice L. Berliner, Megan Harlan Fleischut
    Pages 67-85
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-207

About this book


This multidisciplinary reference explores the concepts and realities of quality of life among cancer survivors in its physical, psychological, cognitive, social, and familial dimensions. Informed by a broad range of fields including genetics, psychiatry, nursing, dentistry, rehabilitation, and ethics, it addresses daily challenges of living for this population, from self-care to cultural concerns and from social interactions to experiences with providers. Family issues of pediatric, young adult, and elder survivors, caregiving parents, and siblings are a major area of concern. And contributors describe interventions for survivors as individuals, in family content, and as part of integrated care across primary and specialty settings.


Included among the topics:


  •          Play, leisure activities, and cognitive health among older cancer survivors.
  •         Genetic mutations in cancer susceptibility genes: a family history of cancer.
  •         Cancer patients in a pediatric intensive care unit: a single center experience.
  •         The impact of childhood cancer on the quality of life among healthy siblings.
  •         When cancer returns: family caregivers and the hospice team.
  •         Experiencing cancer services: a story of survival and dissatisfaction.


A significant addition to the cancer survivorship literature, Quality of Life Among Cancer Survivors is a practice-building resource for oncology and allied health professionals, health psychologists, and social workers, as well as researchers in these fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tanya R. Fitzpatrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social WorkArizona State UniversityWestmountCanada

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