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Topics in Cancer Survivorship

Cancer is now the leading cause of death in the world. In the U.S., one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with a non-skin cancer in their lifetime. Cancer patients are living longer than ever before. For instance, when detected early, the five-year survival for breast cancer is 98%, and it is about 84% in patients with regional disease. However, the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is very distressing. Cancer patients frequently suffer from pain, disfigurement, depression, fatigue, physical dysfunctions, frequent visits to doctors and hospitals, multiple tests and procedures with the possibility of treatment complications, and the financial impact of the diagnosis on their life. This book presents a number of ways that can help cancer patients to look, feel and become healthier, take care of specific symptoms such as hair loss, arm swelling, and shortness of breath, and improve their intimacy, sexuality, and fertility.

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Topics in Cancer SurvivorshipEdited by Ravinder Mohan

Published: January 27th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1779

ISBN: 978-953-307-894-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6754-9

Copyright year: 2012

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38487 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. Living With and Beyond Cancer: New Challenges

By Neel Bhuva, Sonia P. Li and Jane Maher


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2. Body Image and Cancer

By Hanne Konradsen


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3. Changes in Body Image in Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer

By Brenda L. Den Oudsten, Alida F.W. Van der Steeg, Jan A. Roukema and Jolanda De Vries


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4. Surgical Prevention of Arm Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Treatment

By Corradino Campisi, Corrado C. Campisi and Francesco Boccardo


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5. Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia

By Sudjit Luanpitpong and Yon Rojanasakul


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6. Sexuality and Intimacy in the Context of Cancer

By J. M. Ussher, J. Perz, E. Gilbert, Y. Hawkins and W. K. T. Wong


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7. Cancer-Associated Immune Deficiency: A Form of Accelerated Immunosenescence?

By Chia-Ming Chang, Chien-Liang Wu and Yen-Ta Lu


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8. Physical Activity and Cancer: It is Never Too Late to Get Moving!

By Duclos Martine


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9. The Role of Exercise in Cancer Survivorship

By Karen Y. Wonders


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10. Nutritional Supplements for Cancer-Associated

By Garth L. Nicolson


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11. The Relationships Between Stress Reduction Induced by Bedside Mindfulness Program and Mental Health Status

By Ando Michiyo, Kira Haruko and Ito Sayoko


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12. Rehabilitation in Cancer Survivors: Interaction Between Lifestyle and Physical Activity

By Raoul Saggini and Menotti Calvani


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13. Fertility Preservation for Pre-Pubertal Girls and Young Female Cancer Patients

By R. Gerritse, L. Bastings, C.C.M. Beerendonk, J.R. Westphal, D.D.M. Braat and R. Peek


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14. Human Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation as Fertility Reserve

By Elena Albani, Graziella Bracone, Sonia Di Biccari, Domenico Vitobello, Nicola Fattizzi and Paolo Emanuele Levi-Setti


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15. Lung Cancer in Elderly

By Anne Dagnault and Jean Archambault


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16. Prediction of Postoperative Lung Function

By Seung Hun Jang


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17. Patients’ Survival Expectations Before Localized Prostate Cancer Treatment by Treatment Status

By Ravinder Mohan, Hind Beydoun, Myra L. Barnes-Ely, LaShonda Lee, John W. Davis, Raymond Lance and Paul Schellhammer


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