Beyond Survival: Emotional Equilibrium After Cancer


Presentation description:
Childhood cancer can be an intensely stressful experience that may have emotional affects even years after treatment.  While cancer can contribute to personal growth in some ways, it can also lead to emotional and social vulnerabilities later in life.  This session explored common developmental challenges for survivors, highlighted the relationship between emotional and physical health, and considered the different ways survivors make sense of their cancer experiences as they move into adulthood.

Christopher J. Recklitis, Ph.D., MPH
Senior Psychologist
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

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