More than 460,000 children, teens, and adults in the United States are survivors of childhood cancer. The surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and stem cell transplants used to cure children can affect growing bodies and developing minds. If survivors know of these potential problems, they can take steps to identify, cope with, or treat them early if they do develop. Childhood Cancer Survivors charts the territory for survivors by providing helpful information about:
Medical late effects;Emotions; Follow-up care
Staying healthy; Jobs and insurance
Woven throughout the text are true stories—practical, poignant, moving, funny—from more than 100 survivors of childhood cancer.
See Nancy Keene’s bio for Childhood Leukemia, (previous books).
Wendy Hobbie, RN, MSN, CRNP is Associate Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the first comprehensive follow-up clinic in the United States. In addition to co-authoring three editions of Childhood Cancer Survivors, Wendy is one of the editors and chapter authors of the textbook for professionals, Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Assessment and Management (now in its third edition). She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as the late effects of treatment for childhood cancer, the role of the nurse practitioner in follow-up care, and risk taking and decision making by survivors of childhood cancer. For 30 years, she has empowered survivors with the knowledge to advocate for themselves in the healthcare system and society.
Kathy Ruccione, PhD, MPH, RN was Co-Director of the HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Psychosocial and Education) Program in the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) for many years. Kathy established the CHLA LIFE Program along with its annual Survivor’s Day celebrations and survivor scholarship program. Kathy is one of the editors and chapter authors of the textbook for professionals, Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Assessment and Management (now in its third edition). She has published and lectured extensively on topics such as transitions in care, survivorship needs, and the role of nurses in late effects evaluation.