Psychological Symptoms, Social Outcomes, Socioeconomic Attainment, and Health Behaviors Among Survivors of Childhood Cancer


The diagnosis, treatment, and medical late effects of childhood cancer may alter the psychosocial trajectory of survivors across their life course.

This review of the literature focuses on mental health symptoms, achievement of social milestones, socioeconomic attainment, and risky health behaviours in survivors of childhood cancer.

Results suggest that although most survivors are psychologically well adjusted, survivors are at risk for anxiety and depression compared with siblings.