Handbook of Cancer Survivorship

  • Michael Feuerstein
  • Larissa Nekhlyudov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview of Cancer Survivorship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julia H. Rowland, Angela B. Mariotto, Joanne W. Elena
      Pages 7-28
    3. Timothy J. Williamson, Annette L. Stanton
      Pages 29-48
    4. Jonathan Sussman, Eva Grunfeld, Craig C. Earle
      Pages 49-69
  3. Unique Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Denalee M. O’Malley, Jennifer Tsui, Stacy N. Davis, Shawna V. Hudson
      Pages 73-89
    3. Leah L. Zullig, Christina D. Williams, Harvey J. Cohen
      Pages 91-109
    4. Sarah E. Lewis, Maryam Doroudi, K. Robin Yabroff
      Pages 111-125
  4. Problem Area: Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Karen M. Mustian, Po-Ju Lin, Kah Poh Loh, Ian R. Kleckner
      Pages 129-144
    3. Linda E. Carlson, Kirsti Toivonen, Peter Trask
      Pages 145-166
    4. Victor T. Chang, Neena Kapoor-Hintzen
      Pages 167-195
  5. Problem Area: Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Robert J. Ferguson, Catherine M. Bender, Brenna C. McDonald, James C. Root, Shelly Kucherer
      Pages 199-225
    3. Diane Von Ah, Saskia Duijts, Peter van Muijen, Angela de Boer, Fehmidah Munir
      Pages 227-242
    4. Marie-Hélène Savard, Josée Savard
      Pages 243-264
    5. Tim Regan, Chiara Acquati, Tania Zimmerman
      Pages 265-284
  6. Problem Area: Lifestyle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Laura Q. Rogers, Stephen J. Carter, Grant Williams, Kerry S. Courneya
      Pages 287-307
    3. Virginia E. Uhley, Kai-Lin Catherine Jen
      Pages 309-328
    4. Jamie S. Ostroff, Kristen E. Riley, Lara K. Dhingra
      Pages 329-345
  7. Health Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Baukje Miedema
      Pages 349-361
    3. Erin E. Hahn, Jennifer Jones, Karen L. Syrjala
      Pages 363-380
    4. Patricia A. Findley, Michael Jefford, Christoffer Johanssen, Andy S. K. Cheng
      Pages 381-398
  8. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Michael Feuerstein, Larissa Nekhlyudov
      Pages 401-405
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 407-419

About this book


The timely revision of this authoritative handbook gives a wide range of health care providers practical insights and strategies for treating cancer survivors’ long-term physical and mental health issues and promoting healthy lifestyle habits. Details of new and emerging trends in research and practice enhance readers’ awareness of issues faced by survivors so they may better detect, monitor, intervene in, and if possible prevent distressing conditions and potentially harmful outcomes. Of particular emphasis are different models of care that may be applicable to diverse clinical settings around the world.  New or updated chapters cover major challenges to survivors’ quality of life and options for health care delivery across key life domains, including:


·         Adaptation and coping post-treatment.

·         Problems of aging in survivorship, including disparities and financial hardship.

·         Well-being concerns including physical activity, weight loss, nutrition, and smoking cessation.

·         Core functional areas such as work, sleep, relationships, and cognition.

·         Large-scale symptoms including pain, distress, and fatigue.

·         Models of care including primary care and comprehensive cancer center.

·         International perspectives

·         PLUS,  insights about lessons learned and challenges ahead.


With survivorship and survivorship care becoming an ever more important part of the clinical landscape, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Cancer Survivorship is an essential reference for oncology specialists, primary care providers, mental health professionals, rehabilitation providers, as well as public health specialists, epidemiologists and policy makers.  


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Feuerstein
    • 1
  • Larissa Nekhlyudov
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor (ret), Uniformed Services University Founder, Editor in Chief, Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and PracticeBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineBrigham & Women’s Hospital, Perini Family Survivors’ Center, Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77430-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77432-9
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