Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future

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More than 250,000 children, teens, and adults are survivors of childhood cancer. The present high rate of cure for childhood cancer is a cause for celebration?children and their families faced adversity and triumphed. Long-term survivors of childhood cancer face a unique future. Some will encounter insurance and employment challenges, some will have emotional challenges, and some will have ongoing health problems related to treatment. Knowing about the disease, its treatment, and potential late effects enable ...
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Overview

More than 250,000 children, teens, and adults are survivors of childhood cancer. The present high rate of cure for childhood cancer is a cause for celebration—children and their families faced adversity and triumphed. Long-term survivors of childhood cancer face a unique future. Some will encounter insurance and employment challenges, some will have emotional challenges, and some will have ongoing health problems related to treatment. Knowing about the disease, its treatment, and potential late effects enable survivors and families to advocate for the care needed for health and well being.

Childhood Cancer Survivors charts the territory of long-term survivorship:

  • Emotional aspects of surviving cancer
  • Challenges for relationships; fertility concerns
  • Follow-up schedules for health monitoring
  • Self-care and lifestyle issues
  • Transition from pediatric to adult care
  • Overcoming discrimination in employment or insurance
  • The range of possible medical late effects

Authors Keene, Hobbie, and Ruccione are experts in the field of childhood cancer. They have written, spoken, and advocated about all aspects of survivorship. Importantly, they have also talked to hundreds of survivors, with a wide range of issues and triumphs, and have included many of their stories.

Includes medical history record-keeper.

"...provides information about medical late effects from treatment, emotional aspects of surviving cancer, schedules for follow-up care, challenges in the healthcare system, lifestyle changes, discrimination issues, and much more."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781941089101
  • Publisher: Childhood Cancer Guides
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Edition description: Third Edition, Third edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 452
  • Sales rank: 1,276,093
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Keene is the mother of a survivor of childhood cancer and the author of several books including Childhood Leukemia, Educating the Child with Cancer, and Chemo, Craziness, and Comfort.

Wendy Hobbie is Associate Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Kathy Ruccione is Co-Director of the Hematology-Oncology Psychosocial and Education (HOPE) Program at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

;
Praise for Childhood Cancer Survivors;
Foreword;
Preface;
What this book offers;
How this book is organized;
How to use this book;
Acknowledgements;
Chapter 1: Survivorship;
1.1 Survivorship;
1.2 Transitions;
1.3 Working with healthcare providers;
Chapter 2: Emotions;
2.1 Fears of recurrence;
2.2 Anniversary reactions;
2.3 Grief and loss;
2.4 Anger;
2.5 Anxiety and depression;
2.6 Survival guilt;
2.7 Post-traumatic stress;
2.8 Networking for support;
2.9 Emotional expression and health;
2.10 Future planning;
2.11 The silver lining;
Chapter 3: Relationships;
3.1 Relationships with parents;
3.2 Relationships with siblings;
3.3 Relationships with friends;
3.4 Marriage/life partnerships;
Chapter 4: Navigating the System;
4.1 Education;
4.2 Insurance;
4.3 Jobs;
4.4 Armed services, police and fire departments;
4.5 Advocacy;
Chapter 5: Staying Healthy;
5.1 Medical follow-up;
5.2 Diet;
5.3 Exercise;
5.4 Taking risks;
5.5 Smoking;
5.6 Alcohol;
5.7 Sexually transmitted diseases;
5.8 Sun exposure;
5.9 Nurturing your spirit;
Chapter 6: Diseases;
6.1 Acute lymphoblastic leukemia;
6.2 Acute myelogenous leukemia;
6.3 Brain tumors;
6.4 Ewing sarcoma;
6.5 Hodgkin lymphoma;
6.6 Neuroblastoma;
6.7 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma;
6.8 Osteosarcoma;
6.9 Rare cancers;
6.10 Retinoblastoma;
6.11 Rhabdomyosarcoma;
6.12 Wilms tumor;
6.13 Stem cell transplantation;
6.14 Recommended follow-up for survivors;
Chapter 7: Fatigue;
7.1 Contributors to fatigue;
7.2 Signs and symptoms;
7.3 Screening and detection;
7.4 Medical management;
Chapter 8: Brain and Nerves;
8.1 The brain;
8.2 Nerves;
Chapter 9: Hormone-Producing Glands;
9.1 Hypothalamic-pituitary axis;
9.2 Thyroid;
9.3 Testes;
9.4 Ovaries;
9.5 Adrenal glands;
9.6 Metabolic syndrome;
Chapter 10: Eyes and Ears;
10.1 Eyes;
10.2 Ears;
Chapter 11: Head and Neck;
11.1 Organ damage;
11.2 Signs and symptoms;
11.3 Screening and detection;
11.4 Medical management;
Chapter 12: Heart and Blood Vessels;
12.1 The heart;
12.2 Blood vessels;
12.3 Heart valves;
12.4 Pericardium;
Chapter 13: Lungs;
13.1 The respiratory system;
Chapter 14: Kidneys, Bladder, and Genitals;
14.1 Kidneys;
14.2 Bladder;
14.3 Genitals;
Chapter 15: Liver, Stomach, and Intestines;
15.1 Liver;
15.2 Stomach and intestines;
Chapter 16: Immune System;
16.1 Spleen and lymphatic system;
16.2 Lymph nodes;
16.3 Bone marrow;
Chapter 17: Muscles and Bones;
17.1 Muscles;
17.2 Body size and weight;
17.3 Bones;
Chapter 18: Skin, Breasts, and Hair;
18.1 Skin;
18.2 Breasts;
18.3 Hair;
Chapter 19: Second Cancers;
19.1 Risk of getting a second cancer;
19.2 Prevention;
19.3 Early detection;
Chapter 20: Homage;
Survivor Sketches;
Resources;
Follow-up programs;
Organizations;
Books;
The Internet;
References;
Chapter 1: Survivorship;
Chapter 2: Emotions;
Chapter 3: Relationships;
Chapter 4: Navigating the System;
Chapter 5: Staying Healthy;
Chapter 6: Diseases;
Chapter 7: Fatigue;
Chapter 8: Brain and Nerves;
Chapter 10: Eyes and Ears;
Chapter 11: Head and Neck;
Chapter 12: Heart and Blood Vessels;
Chapter 13: Lungs;
Chapter 14: Kidneys, Bladder, and Genitals;
Chapter 15: Liver, Stomach, and Intestines;
Chapter 16: Immune System;
Chapter 17: Muscles and Bones;
Chapter 18: Skin, Breasts, and Hair;
Chapter 19: Second Cancers;
About the Authors;
Childhood Cancer GuidesTM;

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