By Nancy Keene
Greater than 250,000 little ones, youth, and adults are shortly survivors of adolescence melanoma, that's reason for social gathering. those long term survivors of adolescence melanoma face a different destiny. a few will come upon assurance and employment demanding situations, a few can have emotional demanding situations, and a few may have ongoing illnesses concerning therapy. Authors Keene, Hobbie, and Ruccione chart the territory of long term survivorship:Emotions and relationships Transition from pediatric to grownup careOvercoming discrimination in employment or insuranceLifestyle offerings that maximize healthSchedules of follow-up care and attainable scientific past due results Record-keeper of clinical heritage The tales of over 100 survivors and parents--with a large variety of concerns and triumphs--are integrated.
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He said it could always be worse—I could be in bed all of the time. So basically I have a positive attitude and think good things can come out of it. • • • • • I had leukemia when I was 15, over 20 years ago. I feel like it put me on a fast track and that I missed a lot, but I gained a lot too. I missed quite a bit of high school and lost lots of friends. I became very serious and matured quickly. I had different interests and just didn’t communicate the same as the high school kids. But I graduated, went to college and graduate school.
For survivors, transitions involve medical, psychological, social, and educational change. Individuals do better with transitions if a period of planning occurs with the child or teen and family. The transition should be acknowledged by all healthcare providers, and psychosocial and educational aspects of survival should be addressed. For instance, if a teen’s medical care is shifted from the pediatric clinic to the adult clinic without discussions about his understanding of his disease, he may still have only the information that was given to him when he was 9 years old.
Information is a double-edged sword. There is considerable relief in knowing what the future might hold. But often when we are told we are cured, we go into magical thinking that it is over. It is not for most of us. Reading a book about late effects may bring grief. You may realize that life has been forever changed. But grieving the losses and even what the future may hold is a way of deepening your life. WORKING WITH HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 29 Chapter 2 CHAPTER 2 Emotions It has done me good to be somewhat parched by the heat and drenched by the rain of life.
Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future by Nancy Keene