Psychological Outcomes, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Neurocognitive Functioning in Survivors of Childhood Cancer and Their Parents

This article reviews potential psychological and neurocognitive consequences of young survivors (through 21 years of age, and who were diagnosed with cancer before the age of 18 years) and their families, as well as interventions developed to address these late effects. The authors searched PubMed for reviews on the topics of psychological distress, HRQOL, neurocognitive functioning, family/parents, and interventions in survivors of childhood cancer, and complemented these findings with studies identified by experts in the field.