Handbook of Cancer Survivorship by Michael FeuersteinHandbook of Cancer Survivorship by Michael Feuerstein

Handbook of Cancer Survivorship

EditorMichael Feuerstein

Hardcover | December 18, 2006

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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.
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 ...
Title:Handbook of Cancer SurvivorshipFormat:HardcoverDimensions:524 pagesPublished:December 18, 2006Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387345612

ISBN - 13:9780387345611

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Forward.- Part I. Burden.- Cancer Survivorship: A Bird's Eye View from an Insider.- Burden of Cancer Survivorship: A Pandemic of Treatment Success.- Quality of Care.- Quality of Life in Long Term Survivors.- Health Disparities.- Measuring Health Related Quality of Life.- Part II. Mechanisms of Common Problems.- Exercise Motivation and Behavior Change.- Fatigue.- Pain Disorders.- Stress.- Depression.- Interpersonal Relationships.- Adaptation in the Face of Advanced Cancer.- Part III. Secondary Prevention.- Restoring Emotional Well-being: A Model.- Physical Activity: Potential Benefits and Guidelines.- Nutrition/Weight Management.- Cognitive Changes.- Smoking Cessation.- Psychological Distress, Depression, and Anxiety.- Managing Daily and Long Term Stress.- Pain and Function: A Psychosocial Perspective.- Work.- Comprehensive Long-Term Follow-Up: Cancer Survivorship Centers.- Part IV. Survivor and Provider Perspectives.- Quality Care.- Living with Advanced Cancer.- Part V. International Perspective.- International Approaches.- Part VI. Future Directions.- Cancer Survivorship: Research, Practice and Policy The Challenges.- Index.- Appendix.- Worldwide sources of support for program development and research related to cancer survivorship.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"To my knowledge, this is the first book that targets health care professionals who work with survivors of adult cancer. . For investigators interested in prevention-focused interventions, this is must-read material. For clinicians involved in developing or enhancing multidisciplinary clinical programs for cancer survivors, this section also includes many excellent and well-founded strategies that could be easily integrated into current practice. . It will serve as an excellent starting point for future books on survivorship ... ." (Kevin C. Oeffinger, The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 356 (24), 2007)"In summary, the Handbook of Cancer Survivorship is a 'must have' reference for researchers and clinicians who work in the area of cancer care. The bibliographical resources provided alone make it worth the price. More importantly, this book reflects that fact that cancer research has now moved beyond issues of how best to treat and cure to issues of how we will care for those we have treated and who have survived. The editor, contributors, and those whose research is referenced are to be applauded for moving us in that direction." (Gary T. Deimling, Psycho-Oncology, Vol. 16: 871-872, 2007)"If the idea is to obtain more details on general issues applied to all types of cancers, I would recommend Handbook of Cancer Survivorship." (Daniela Dornelles Rosa, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 298: 1700-1701, 2007)"This book provides up-to-date information from 60 scientist-practitioners and the editor, a cancer survivor. . The purpose is to compile the work of professionals from multiple disciplines in a comprehensive resource for cancer care clinicians and researchers. . The book should be useful to cancer survivors, persons living with advanced cancer, family, friends, healthcare providers, and researchers. . This scholarly well written book would be useful to the broad range oncology care professionals who guide cancer patients and families . ." (Melody L. McKinney, Doody's Book Review, October, 2007)