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Introduction

  • Maria Alma Rodriguez
Chapter
Part of the MD Anderson Cancer Care Series book series (MDCCS)

Abstract

This article introduces 27 chapters about treatment of the increasing number of individuals who have completed their cancer treatment and are considered long-term survivors. The number of cancer survivors in the United States is now estimated to be nearly 13 million (approximately 4 % of the population), and the number is continually growing. The chapters discuss survivorship of numerous types of cancer as well as lifestyle, legal, and communication issues.

Keywords

Cancer Survivor Cancer Care Survivorship Care Survivor Care Planning Comprehensive Cancer Control 
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Suggested Readings

  1. Hewitt M, Greenfield S, Stovall E, eds. From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies (The National Academies Press); 2006Google Scholar
  2. Levit L, Balogh E, Nass S, Gang PA, eds. Delivering high-quality cancer care: charting a new course for a system in crisis. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academics (The National Academics Press); 2013.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Alma Rodriguez
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  1. 1.Department of Lymphoma and MyelomaThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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