Cancer and Chronic Conditions

Addressing the Problem of Multimorbidity in Cancer Patients and Survivors

  • Bogda Koczwara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Diana Sarfati, Jason Gurney
    Pages 1-33
  3. Diana Sarfati
    Pages 35-70
  4. Janelle V. Levesque, Afaf Girgis, Paul R. Ward
    Pages 71-103
  5. Steven T. Fleming, Diana Sarfati, Gretchen Kimmick, Nancy Schoenberg, Ruth Cunningham
    Pages 105-129
  6. Jae Jin Lee, Martine Extermann
    Pages 131-158
  7. Sylvie D. Lambert, Janelle V. Levesque, Afaf Girgis
    Pages 159-202
  8. Alexandra McCarthy, Tina Skinner, Michael Fenech, Shelley Keating
    Pages 203-239
  9. Sharon Lawn, Malcolm Battersby
    Pages 241-259
  10. Justin P. Turner, Ross A. McKinnon, J. Simon Bell
    Pages 261-286
  11. Lauren J. Cortis, Paul R. Ward, Ross A. McKinnon, Bogda Koczwara
    Pages 287-313
  12. Marjan van den Akker, Laura Deckx, Rein Vos, Christiane Muth
    Pages 341-369
  13. Christina Signorelli, Joanna E. Fardell, Claire E. Wakefield, Kate Webber, Richard J. Cohn
    Pages 371-420
  14. Arduino A. Mangoni, Kimberley Ruxton, Anna Rachelle Mislang, Laura Biganzoli
    Pages 421-454
  15. David C. Currow, Jane L. Phillips
    Pages 455-475

About this book


This book addresses the growing problem of multimorbidity in cancer patients and survivors with the focus on how to best integrate the effective cancer care with the care of multiple chronic conditions. As cancer is more prevalent in older individuals, many patients with cancer also suffer from other chronic conditions that impact on the uptake, tolerance and outcomes of cancer treatment and their long term mortality and morbidity. In addition, cancer and its treatment increase the risk of future chronic conditions.  

Readers will examine the prevalence and predictors of chronic conditions in cancer, impact of chronic conditions on screening and treatment, evidence for preventative strategies that address both cancer and chronic conditions, emerging management and care integration strategies and directions for management of multimorbidity in special cancer populations – the very young, the very old and those at the end of life.

Authored by clinicians and researchers from diverse expertise including epidemiology, sociology, hematology, medical oncology, palliative care, pharmacy and representing Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada and the Netherlands, the book brings an international perspective to a problem that affects all cancer settings.

The book is going to be of interest to diverse professionals interested in cancer control including epidemiologists, public health researchers, policy makers as well as clinicians dealing with cancer patients within specialist cancer and non-cancer and primary care settings.


Chronic disease management Impact of comorbidity Chronic conditions in cancer Polypharmacy Cancer survival

Editors and affiliations

  • Bogda Koczwara
    • 1
  1. 1.Flinders Centre for Innovation in CancerFlinders UniversityBedford ParkAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1843-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1844-2
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