Medical and psychosocial issues in childhood cancer survivors

Chapter

Abstract

  • More than 12,000 children and adolescents younger than 20 years are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States.1 With the use of risk-based therapies, the overall 5-year survival rate is approaching 80%, resulting in a growing population of childhood cancer survivors. In 1997, there were an estimated 270,000 survivors of childhood cancer; over two-thirds of these were older than 20 years of age.2 This figure translates into 1 in 810 individuals under the age of 20 and 1 in 640 individuals between the ages of 20 and 39 years having successfully survived childhood cancer (see Chapter 62). © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10

  • 0387242910
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780387242910
  • Start Page

  • 1801
  • End Page

  • 1813