Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1113–1122 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3931-1 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Who is a survivor? Perceptions from individuals who experienced pediatric cancer and their primary support persons 1 2 Monica L. Molinaro & Paula C. Fletcher Received: 24 April 2017 /Accepted: 11 October 2017 /Published online: 16 October 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 . . Abstract Keywords Pediatric cancer Pediatric cancer survivor Purpose The purpose of this research was to examine the Pediatric cancer survivorship Perceptions of pediatric cancer lived experiences of individuals who had cancer as children, survivorship Primary support persons as well as lived experiences of their current primary support persons. Methods Based on van Manen’s Bnew^ interpretive phenom- Background enology, interviews were conducted with ten pediatric cancer survivors and nine of their support persons to gain a more Pediatric cancer, otherwise referred to as childhood cancer [1, 2], holistic understanding of the pediatric cancer experiences of characterizes particular cancers and tumors in children . children and their families. Depending on the literature at hand, the term Bpediatric^ can Results Four themes emerged from the data; however, only identify individuals between the ages of 0 and 14 [3–5], the topic of the use of the term Bsurvivor^ and identification Badolescent^
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Published: Oct 16, 2017
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