Handbook of Cancer Survivorship / Edition 1

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Overview

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. This book, written by a cancer survivor and sixty other top scientist-practitioners, 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Melody L. McKinney, DNS, RN (Indiana State University)
Description: The growing number of cancer survivors has increased the need for a reliable source of information on managing long-term effects, preventing secondary cancers, and improving quality of life. This book provides up-to-date information from 60 scientist-practitioners and the editor, a cancer survivor. Guidance is offered on specific issues related to the burden of cancer, common problems, and living with advanced cancer. Chapters are also cover cancer survivorship worldwide and future directions in research, practice, and policy involving cancer survivorship.
Purpose: The purpose is to compile the work of professionals from multiple disciplines in a comprehensive resource for cancer care clinicians and researchers.
Audience: The book should be useful to cancer survivors, persons living with advanced cancer, family, friends, healthcare providers, and researchers. Contributors include a broad range of scientists and clinicians from fields including medicine, nursing, psychology, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy, and nutrition.
Features: Part one of the book's six parts provides perspectives on the burden created by the pandemic of treatment success and its impact on quality care and quality of life. Part two deals with common problems associated with exercise, fatigue, pain, depression, interpersonal relationships, and adaptation to advanced cancer. Part three discusses secondary prevention in the areas of emotional well-being, physical activity, nutrition, chemotherapy-related cognitive dysfunction, smoking cessation, psychological distress, stress, pain, work, and long-term follow-up. Part four presents survivor perspectives on quality care and living with cancer. Part five provides the epidemiology of cancer survivorship worldwide and the resulting international health burden. Part six provides future directions in research, practice, and policy on cancer survivorship. Additional features include multiple tables and figures, extensive chapter references, and a comprehensive index.
Assessment: The book has met the goal of being a comprehensive multidisciplinary reference that can serve as a foundation for research and practice in the rapidly growing field of cancer survivorship. This scholarly, well written book would be useful to the broad range oncology care professionals who guide cancer patients and families through their diagnosis, treatment, symptom management, emotional adjustment, daily living activities, prevention of secondary cancers, and long-term survival.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387345611
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/5/2008
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Feuerstein, Ph.D., MPH is Professor in the Departments of Medical and Clinical Psychology and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. He is also Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at that institution. In addition, he is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Medicine, at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Dr. Feuerstein is founder and editor-in-chief of Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation and recently launched (2007) Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, as well as editor of the Handbook of Cancer Survivorship. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the American Psychological Association, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. As a cancer survivor himself (brain cancer) he focuses his research and advocacy work in the area of cancer survivorship, helping to improve the health, health care, well being and functional recovery of cancer survivors of all types. This latest book addresses many aspects of research and practice related to work following primary cancer treatment, This book was compiled as an effort to improve the lives of those cancer survivors who desire to return and remain at work.

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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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