Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical
Guide to Your Future
Nancy Keene, Kathy Ruccione, Wendy L. Hobbie
More than 250,000 children, teens, and adults are survivors of childhood cancer. The present
high rate of cure for childhood cancer is a cause for celebration--children and their families
faced adversity and triumphed. 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. Knowing about the disease,
its treatment, and potential late effects enable survivors and families to advocate for the
care needed for health and well being. Childhood Cancer Survivors charts the territory of
Authors Keene, Hobbie, and Ruccione are experts in the field of childhood cancer. They have
written, spoken, and advocated about all aspects of survivorship. Importantly, they have also
talked to hundreds of survivors, with a wide range of issues and triumphs, and have included
many of their stories.