Handbook of Cancer Survivorship


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Author(s): Michael Feuerstein, Larissa Nekhlyudov

Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018

ISBN: 978-3-319-77430-5,978-3-319-77432-9

This timely revision of the authoritative handbook gives a wide range of providers practical insights and strategies for treating cancer survivors’ long-term physical and mental health issues. Details of new and emerging trends in research and practice enhance readers’ awareness of cancer survivor problems so they may better detect, monitor, intervene in, and if possible prevent disturbing conditions and potentially harmful outcomes. Of particular emphasis in this model of care are recognizing each patient’s uniqueness within the survivor population and being a co-pilot as survivors navigate their self-management. New or updated chapters cover major challenges to survivors’ quality of life and options for service delivery across key life domains, including:


  • Adaptation and coping post-treatment.
  • Problems of aging in survivorship, 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 its 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 oncologists, rehabilitation professionals, public health, health promotion and disease prevention specialists, and epidemiologists.

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