1st Edition

Essentials of Cancer Survivorship A Guide for Medical Professionals

Edited By Lidia Schapira Copyright 2022
    247 Pages 28 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    247 Pages 28 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    247 Pages 28 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The growing number of cancer survivors presents a new challenge to generalists and specialists involved in their care. Prior cancer treatments may compound known comorbidities or contribute to future health risks. The ultimate success of cancer treatments ultimately depends on the meticulous management of post-cancer care, and this requires a clinical workforce that is engaged and ready. Cancer survivorship has now become recognized as an independent field of research and clinical practice. This new concise guide is intended for cancer clinicians as well as generalists and specialists who meet cancer survivors in their practices for routine check-ups or specialized consultations. With an expanding population known to have complex medical, psychosocial and emotional needs, we hope this book sparks interest and provides answers for those involved in their care.


    1. After Cancer: A Vision of Integrated Care

    Lidia Schapira

    2. From Learning to Survive to Learning to Live: Meeting a Cancer Survivor’s Needs

    Ilana Yurkiewicz

    3. Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers

    Stephanie M. Smith, Lauren Jimenez-Kurlander, Lindsay Schwartz, Tara O. Henderson, and Danielle Novetsky Friedman

    4. Genetic Risk and Cancer Susceptibility

    Madeline Graf and Allison W. Kurian

    5. Intimacy and Sexual Health for Cancer Survivors

    Catherine Benedict, Lauren A. Zimmaro, and Jennifer B. Reese

    6. Fear of Cancer Recurrence

    Phyllis Butow and Louise Sharpe

    7. Personalized Symptom Management for Cancer Survivorship

    Doris Howell, Martin Chasen, and Anish Singh Jammu

    8. Psychosocial and Behavioral Interventions for Symptom Management in Cancer Survivors

    Roberto M. Benzo, Blanca Noriega Esquivels, and Frank J. Penedo

    9. Effects of Cancer Therapy on Cognition

    Rebecca A. Harrison and Shelli R. Kesler

    10. Treating Tobacco Use in Cancer Survivors

    Kathleen Gali and Judith J. Prochaska

    11. Special Considerations in Older Cancer Survivors

    Juan Pablo Negrete-Najar, Andrea Perez-de-Acha, Ana Patricia Navarrete-Reyes, and Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis

    12. Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Therapy in Cancer Survivors

    Susan Dent, Ioannis Milioglou, Harsh Patolia, Brandy Patterson, and Avirup Guha

    13. Cancer Rehabilitation: Optimizing Function for Cancer Survivors

    Cristina Kline-Quiroz, Raman Sharma, and Michael D. Stubblefield

    14. Integrating Cancer Survivorship into Primary Care

    Karolina Lisy, Jennifer Kim, and Michael Jefford



    Lidia Schapira MD, FASCO is Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, Director of Cancer Survivorship at the Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center and Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA.