Cancer Survivorship: Today and Tomorrow / Edition 1

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There are now 8-10 million cancer survivors in the United States along (up from 3 million in 1971). Multiple studies have shown that most survivors today were diagnosed more than 20 years ago. As this former patient population ages, the relationships between secondary malignancies, age-related onset of certain malignancies, and screening and prevention become increasingly important, not only to the patient population, but also to the cancer management team treating the patients. There are multiple resources available to serve as oncology textbooks, but nothing to provide the necessary information on patient care for the non-MD members of the cancer patient mangement team. Cancer Survivorship porvides the necessary information about not only the clinical aspects of caring for survivors, but also the psychosocial impacts. In the post-treatment phase, the management team must go beyond the realm of "conventional" follow-up, helping the patient to intellectually understand and emotionally grasp the path ahead. Cancer Survivorship will prove a vital tool to physicians, nurses, clincal social workers and mental health professionals.

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Reviewer: Aarati D Didwania, MD, MSCI (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is an overview of issues faced by cancer survivors, including medical follow-up, sequelae from treatment regimens, long term psychological stress, and practical social issues.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide information that serves the community of cancer survivors. Because the population of survivors is increasing and many practitioners will be seeing these patients in their practices, there is a need for a book like this.
Audience: Written for practitioners, this book will be useful for any practitioner who sees cancer survivors, such as internists, family practitioners, and oncologists.
Features: The information is organized by original cancer type, making it an easy to use reference. Issues such as psychological trauma and insurance are also addressed. A well written chapter on insurance/economic issues faced by survivors succinctly lays out state and federal acts impacting survivors.
Assessment: A few books provide information on late effects impacting survivors (Late Effects of Childhood Cancer, Wallace and Green (Oxford University Press, 2004), but this one is unique in its comprehensive discussion of survivors of both pediatric and adult cancers. It is a valuable resource for general practitioners who do not have access to long-term follow-up clinics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387343495
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 4/13/2007
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Cancer Survivors: A Physician’s Perspective.- Cancer Survivorship: A Nursing Perspective.- Oncology Social Work for Survivorship.- Survivorship Research: Past, Present, and Future.- Surveillance after Primary Therapy.- Late Effects of Cancer Treatments.- Medical and Psychosocial Issues in Childhood Cancer Survivors.- Medical and Psychosocial Issues in Hodgkin’s Disease Survivors.- Medical and Psychosocial Issues in Testicular Cancer Survivors.- Medical and Psychosocial Issues in Gynecologic Cancer Survivors.- Medical, Psychosocial, and Health-Related Quality of Life Issues in Breast Cancer Survivors.- Medical and Psychosocial Issues in Prostate Cancer Survivors.- Physical and Psychosocial Issues in Lung Cancer Survivors.- Cancer Survivorship Issues in Colorectal Cancer.- Medical and Psychosocial Issues in Transplant Survivors.- Cancer Survivorship Issues in Older Adults.- Second Malignancies After Radiation Treatment and Chemotherapy for Primary Cancers.- Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Cancer Care.- Reproductive Complications and Sexual Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors.- The Employment and Insurance Concerns of Cancer Survivors.- Cancer Advocacy.- The Survivorship Care Plan: What, Why, How, and for Whom.

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