There are more than 15.5 million cancer survivors alive in the United States today, and that number will grow to more than 20 million by 2026—a number made possible through better and earlier detection of cancer, advances in medical technologies, and improved treatments.
Statistics also suggest that approximately 67% of people diagnosed with cancer will live at least five years after their diagnosis, and nearly 17% of those will live at least twenty years.
Cancer survivorship presents multiple challenges, however. Cancer survivors often lack the information they need to make treatment choices, maintain optimal physical and mental health during and after treatment, prevent disability and late effects associated with cancer, and handle economic issues related to cancer care.
Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, 2nd Edition
Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, Second Edition, provides information for cancer patients and their family members, friends, and caregivers. It includes:
- tips for researching specific types of cancer, treatment advances, and clinical trials
- Recommendations for coping with the side effects and complications of cancer treatments.
- Facts about emotional, cognitive, and mental health issues in cancer care
- Special section focuses on the challenges of maintaining wellness during and after cancer treatment.
- A glossary of cancer care terms
- Directory of resources for cancer patients
- Information about financial assistance for cancer care
Other Health Reference Series Resources
Readers seeking information about the major forms and stages of cancers affecting specific organs and body systems may wish to consult:
- Cancer Sourcebook, Seventh Edition
- Breast Cancer Sourcebook, Fifth Edition
- Cancer Sourcebook for Women, Fifth Edition
Available Online and in Print
Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, Second Edition, is available online as part of your print purchase. Find out more at www.omnigraphics.com.