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Medicine - Oncology & Hematology | Handbook of Cancer Survivorship

Handbook of Cancer Survivorship

Feuerstein, Michael (Ed.)

2007, XX, 504 p.

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Not long ago, a cancer diagnosis was regarded as an automatic death sentence; today there are ten million survivors. Equally impressive is the growing number of clinicians and researchers dedicated to improving the quality of survivors’ lives and care. Yet despite this encouraging picture, there has never been a reliable central source for relevant clinical information—until now

The Handbook on Cancer Survivorship responds to the diverse needs of survivors and their support communities by comprehensively addressing the major issues in the field, from the burden of survivorship to secondary prevention. Editor Michael Feuerstein, himself a cancer survivor, and sixty other top scientist-practitioners analyze in depth how survivors meet and manage the challenges of life after cancer, and what clinicians, researchers, and public health systems can do to ease the transition.

The Handbook’s 27 comprehensive chapters include the latest research and practice related to:

-Survivors’ quality of life, and how it can be assessed

-Managing everyday and chronic stress

-Depression, anxiety, pain disorders, and cognitive changes

-Coping, adaptation, and resilience

-Behavior change strategies—exercise, weight control, smoking cessation

-Cancer survivorship centers and other models for follow-up care

-Survivor, clinician, and international perspectives

-New frontiers in practice, research, and policy

Such wide-ranging coverage benefits everyone involved in cancer survival: primary care providers, oncologists; behavioral health specialists; physical and occupational therapists; nutritionists; epidemiologists; health systems professionals and policymakers; and, of course, survivors themselves and their families.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cancer - Cancer Survivorship - Fatigue - Hematology - Oncology - Prevention - Public Health - Secondary prevention - Stress - Survivor - Survivorship - quality of life

Related subjects » Medicine - Oncology & Hematology - Public Health

Table of contents 

Burden.- Cancer Survivorship.- The Burden of Cancer Survivorship.- Quality of Care.- Quality of Life in Long-Term Cancer Survivors.- Health Care Disparities.- Measuring Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors.- Common Problems.- Exercise Motivation and Behavior Change.- Fatigue.- Pain.- Depression.- Interpersonal Relationships.- Adaptation in the Face of Advanced Cancer.- Secondary Prevention.- Restoring Emotional Well-Being.- Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors.- Nutrition and Weight Management in Cancer Survivors.- Management of Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Dysfunction.- Smoking Cessation and Cancer Survivors.- Psychological Distress, Depression, and Anxiety.- Managing Daily and Long-Term Stress.- Pain and Function.- Work.- Comprehensive Long-Term Follow-up.- Survivor and Provider Perspectives.- Survivor Perspectives on Quality Care.- Living with Advanced Cancer.- International Perspective.- Global Considerations.- Future Directions.- Cancer Survivorship.

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