16. Survivorship in Childhood Cancer

  1. Shulamith Kreitler5,6,7,
  2. Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush8,9 and
  3. Andrés Martin10,11
  1. Elena Krivoy1,
  2. Meriel E. M. Jenney2,
  3. Amita Mahajan3 and
  4. Monique Peretz Nahum4

Published Online: 1 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119941033.ch16

Pediatric Psycho-Oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions, Second Edition

Pediatric Psycho-Oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions, Second Edition

How to Cite

Krivoy, E., Jenney, M. E. M., Mahajan, A. and Peretz Nahum, M. (2012) Survivorship in Childhood Cancer, in Pediatric Psycho-Oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions, Second Edition (eds S. Kreitler, M. W. Ben-Arush and A. Martin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119941033.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 5

    School of Psychological Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

  2. 6

    Psychooncology Research Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

  3. 7

    Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel

  4. 8

    Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Meyer Children's Hospital, Israel

  5. 9

    Meyer Children's Hospital, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Israel-Institute of Technology, the Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel

  6. 10

    Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

  7. 11

    Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Meyer Children's Hospital, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Israel- Institute of Technology, The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel

  2. 2

    Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, UK

  3. 3

    Department of Paediatric Oncology, Children's Hospital for Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK

  4. 4

    Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Meyer Children's Hospital, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119998839

Online ISBN: 9781119941033

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Keywords:

  • physical sequelae;
  • post-traumatic stress disorder;
  • psychological adjustment;
  • survivorship;
  • transition

Summary

Survivors of cancer can and do learn positive coping strategies from their cancer experience. The goal is to encourage parents and health care professionals from the point of diagnosis through long-term follow-up, to engage in those age-appropriate behaviors that will promote resilience in long-term survivors. This chapter considers the research on the physical sequelae of cancer survivors, at the effects on their childhood and education and the long-term effects on their adult life. Problems affecting survivors, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, may appear in later life.