Quality of Life Among Cancer Survivors


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Author(s): Tanya R. Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018

ISBN: 978-3-319-75222-8,978-3-319-75223-5

Description: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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