This timely revision of the authoritative handbook gives a wide range of providers practical
insights and strategies for treating cancer survivors’ long-term physical and mental
health issues. Details of new and emerging trends in research and practice enhance
readers’ awareness of cancer survivor problems so they may better detect, monitor,
intervene in, and if possible prevent disturbing conditions and potentially harmful
outcomes. Of particular emphasis in this model of care are recognizing each patient’s
uniqueness within the survivor population and being a co-pilot as survivors navigate
their self-management. New or updated chapters cover major challenges to survivors’
quality of life and options for service delivery across key life domains, including:
•• Adaptation and coping post-treatment.
•• Problems of aging in survivorship, disparities and financial hardship.
•• Well-being concerns including physical activity, weight loss, nutrition, and
•• Core functional areas such as work, sleep, relationships, and cognition.
•• Large-scale symptoms including pain, distress, and fatigue.
•• Models of care including primary care and comprehensive cancer center.
•• International perspectives
•• PLUS, insights about lessons learned and challenges ahead.
With survivorship and its care becoming an ever more important part of the clinical
landscape, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Cancer Survivorship is an essential
reference for oncologists, rehabilitation professionals, public health, health promotion
and disease prevention specialists, and epidemiologists.
• Adaptation and coping post-treatment
• Problems of aging in survivorship, including disparities and financial hardship
• Well-being concerns: physical activity, weight loss, nutrition, smoking cessation
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.