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More than 250,000 children, teens, and adults are presently survivors of childhood cancer, which is cause for celebration. These long-term survivors of childhood cancer face a unique future. Some will encounter insurance and employment challenges, some will have emotional challenges, and some will have ongoing health problems related to treatment. Authors Keene, Hobbie, and Ruccione chart the territory of long-term survivorship:Emotions and relationships Transition from pediatric to adult careOvercoming discrimination in employment or insuranceLifestyle choices that maximize healthSchedules of follow-up care and possible medical late effects Record-keeper of medical history The stories of over one hundred survivors and parents--with a wide range of issues and triumphs--are included.
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