© 2018

Handbook of Cancer Survivorship

  • Michael Feuerstein
  • Larissa Nekhlyudov


  • 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


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview of Cancer Survivorship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julia H. Rowland, Angela B. Mariotto, Joanne W. Elena
      Pages 7-28
    3. Timothy J. Williamson, Annette L. Stanton
      Pages 29-48
    4. Jonathan Sussman, Eva Grunfeld, Craig C. Earle
      Pages 49-69
  3. Unique Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Denalee M. O’Malley, Jennifer Tsui, Stacy N. Davis, Shawna V. Hudson
      Pages 73-89
    3. Leah L. Zullig, Christina D. Williams, Harvey J. Cohen
      Pages 91-109
    4. Sarah E. Lewis, Maryam Doroudi, K. Robin Yabroff
      Pages 111-125
  4. Problem Area: Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Karen M. Mustian, Po-Ju Lin, Kah Poh Loh, Ian R. Kleckner
      Pages 129-144
    3. Linda E. Carlson, Kirsti Toivonen, Peter Trask
      Pages 145-166
    4. Victor T. Chang, Neena Kapoor-Hintzen
      Pages 167-195
  5. Problem Area: Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Robert J. Ferguson, Catherine M. Bender, Brenna C. McDonald, James C. Root, Shelly Kucherer
      Pages 199-225
    3. Diane Von Ah, Saskia Duijts, Peter van Muijen, Angela de Boer, Fehmidah Munir
      Pages 227-242
    4. Marie-Hélène Savard, Josée Savard
      Pages 243-264
    5. Tim Regan, Chiara Acquati, Tania Zimmerman
      Pages 265-284
  6. Problem Area: Lifestyle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285

About this book


The timely revision of this authoritative handbook gives a wide range of health care providers practical insights and strategies for treating cancer survivors’ long-term physical and mental health issues and promoting healthy lifestyle habits. Details of new and emerging trends in research and practice enhance readers’ awareness of issues faced by survivors so they may better detect, monitor, intervene in, and if possible prevent distressing conditions and potentially harmful outcomes. Of particular emphasis are different models of care that may be applicable to diverse clinical settings around the world.  New or updated chapters cover major challenges to survivors’ quality of life and options for health care delivery across key life domains, including:


·         Adaptation and coping post-treatment.

·         Problems of aging in survivorship, including disparities and financial hardship.

·         Well-being concerns including physical activity, weight loss, nutrition, and smoking cessation.

·         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 survivorship 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 oncology specialists, primary care providers, mental health professionals, rehabilitation providers, as well as public health specialists, epidemiologists and policy makers.  


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Feuerstein
    • 1
  • Larissa Nekhlyudov
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor (ret), Uniformed Services University Founder, Editor in Chief, Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and PracticeBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineBrigham & Women’s Hospital, Perini Family Survivors’ Center, Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA

About the editors

Dr. Michael Feuerstein received his AB in Psychology from Boston University in 1972 and his PhD in Clinical Psychology and Psychophysiology from the University of Georgia in 1977. He also received an MPH from USUHS in 2003. He has held faculty and clinical positions at McGill University, The University of Florida Health Sciences Center and The University of Rochester Medical Center.  For the past twenty- two years, he has been Professor of Medical and Clinical Psychology and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at USUHS and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center.

In these various positions he has developed: multidisciplinary clinical services in pain and work related musculoskeletal disorders, a PhD program in Clinical Psychology (with USUHS faculty and military stakeholders) for the US Department of Defense, and has conducted research in civilian, military and other federal government settings. He has also provided consultation to hospitals, private practices in orthopedics and rehabilitation, the National Health Service in the UK and other international agencies.

Over the past 14 years his research and that of his students has focused on the needs of cancer patients following primary treatment for cancer; particularly, as it relates to cancer survivorship and work.  He is involved in the dissemination of knowledge to improve the quality of health, health care, function and well-being of individuals following cancer diagnosis and treatment. After he was diagnosed, treated for and survived a malignant brain tumor in 2003, Dr. Feuerstein became very active as an advocate for cancer survivors and published a book for Cancer Survivors and their families (The Handbook of Cancer Survivorship) and has edited three textbooks (Handbook of Cancer Survivorship, Work and Cancer and Quality Health Care for Cancer Survivors) directed at health care providers to learn about the challenges experienced by these patients and improve the care they receive. In 2007, he launched a peer- reviewed multidisciplinary journal (The Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice) whose mission is to improve evidence- based health care in those living following cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Larissa Nekhlyudov received her BA degree in Biology from Brandeis University and her MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  She trained at the Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Program.  Dr. Nekhlyudov pursued health services research training through the Harvard Faculty Development Fellowship Program and received a Masters of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.   She has been on faculty at Harvard Medical School since 1999.   

Dr. Nekhlyudov is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is a practicing internist at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  She is also Clinical Director, Internal Medicine for Cancer Survivors at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where she offers clinical care for long term survivors of childhood and adult cancers.  Dr. Nekhlyudov is particularly interested in improving the care of cancer survivors and the interplay between primary and oncology care.  Dr. Nekhlyudov has been at the forefront of the field of cancer survivorship by leading and participating in the development of survivorship care policies and clinical guidelines, educational programs and research.  Her publications and broad-ranging educational programs have promoted awareness among health care providers about the ongoing needs of cancer patients across the care continuum.  Throughout her career, Dr. Nekhlyudov has been dedicated to teaching and education of students, residents, fellows and faculty.  She has been committed to empowering cancer survivors and caregivers through educational programs.  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Cancer Survivorship
  • Editors Michael Feuerstein
    Larissa Nekhlyudov
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-77430-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-77432-9
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XV, 419
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
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