OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Older Survivors of Cancer

ISBN : 9780190902032

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¥3,069
Author: 
Alice B. Kornblith
Pages
240 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
Oct 2020
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Improved cancer treatment and survival rates have resulted in a growing number of cancer survivors who live years, and even decades, after their cancer diagnosis. Insights into what the experience of cancer survivorship looks like and how it can be navigated are much sought after by cancer survivors and their families, loved ones, and communities as they chart this unfamiliar and often lonely territory. Approximately 53% of cancer patients are diagnosed when 65 years or older, yet no attempt to explore the experience of older cancer survivors has been made. Dr. Alice. Kornblith, an esteemed social psychologist with extensive experience working with cancer patients, aims to address this need in Older Survivors of Cancer: Feeling Understood by Sharing Experiences. This thoughtful, respectful book seeks to reduce older cancer patients' and survivors' feeling of aloneness and of not being understood by sharing narratives of other older cancer survivors' experiences. Narratives were gathered specifically for this book and relate experiences across different cancer diagnostic groups, phases of cancer and gender. Throughout, the reader learns how cancer affected their lives-physically, psychologically, spiritually, and socially-during each phase of their cancer journey. Commentary by Dr. Kornblith provides context and lessons learned from the narratives.

Index: 

Introduction: Why I Wrote this Book
I. OLDER SURVIVORS OF BLADDER CANCER
A. Treatment
B. After Treatment Through Survivorship
II. OLDER SURVIVORS OF COLORECTAL CANCER
A. Treatment
B. After Treatment Through Survivorship
III. OLDER SURVIVORS OF NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA
A. Treatment
B. After Treatment Through Survivorship
IV. OLDER SURVIVORS OF LUNG CANCER
A. Treatment
B. After Treatment Through Survivorship
Lathan, Christopher: V. AN AFRICAN AMERICAN ONCOLOGIST'S VIEWS AS TO PERSONS OF COLORS' MEDICAL CARE
SUMMARY: What Older Cancer Survivors are Telling Us About Having Had Cancer
REFERENCES
APPENDIX: List of Cancer Centers and Organizations that Provide Resources and Services for Cancer Survivors

About the author: 

Alice B. Kornblith, PhD is a Social Psychologist whose area of interest over the past 20 years has been the quality of life of cancer patients with a special focus on the older patient. Much of her career involved examining cancer patients' quality of life while on clinical (treatment) trials. More recently, she has turned her attention to listening to older cancer patients' own words concerning the impact of cancer on their lives.

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