Childhood cancer can be an intensely stressful experience that may have emotional effects even years after treatment. While cancer can enhance personal growth in some ways, it can also lead to emotional vulnerabilities later in life. This session will explore common developmental challenges for survivors, highlight the relationship between emotional and physical health, and consider the different ways survivors make sense of their cancer experiences as they move into adulthood.
Christopher Recklitis, PhD, MPH
Director of Research and Support Services
Perini Family Survivors’ Centre, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School, Boston