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Children 2014, 1(3), 355-373; doi:10.3390/children1030355

Health Behaviors of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 641 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022, USA
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Received: 18 August 2014 / Revised: 11 October 2014 / Accepted: 15 October 2014 / Published: 22 October 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Acute and Long-Term Sequelae of Childhood Cancer Therapy)
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Abstract

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of childhood cancer survivors living to an old age due to improved cancer treatments. However, these survivors are at risk of numerous late effects as a result of their cancer therapy. Engaging in protective health behaviors and limiting health damaging behaviors are vitally important for these survivors given their increased risks. We reviewed the literature on childhood cancer survivors’ health behaviors by searching for published data and conference proceedings. We examine the prevalence of a variety of health behaviors among childhood cancer survivors, identify significant risk factors, and describe health behavior interventions for survivors. View Full-Text
Keywords: childhood cancer survivors; health behaviors; pediatric cancer; alcohol use; tobacco use; exercise; diet; sun protection childhood cancer survivors; health behaviors; pediatric cancer; alcohol use; tobacco use; exercise; diet; sun protection
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Ford, J.S.; Barnett, M.; Werk, R. Health Behaviors of Childhood Cancer Survivors. Children 2014, 1, 355-373.

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