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1st Edition

Essentials of Cancer Survivorship
A Guide for Medical Professionals

Edited By

Lidia Schapira

ISBN 9780367518509
Published November 10, 2021 by CRC Press
247 Pages 28 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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


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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.