The psychosocial impact of surviving childhood cancer and reassimilating back into society in young adults
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Approximately 82% of children with childhood cancer survive at least 5 years after their diagnosis. Survivors are faced with a new reality and are faced with having to navigate that reality based on their own perspectives. While many facets encompassing survivorship have been explored in the literature, holistic approaches that evaluate the psychosocial impacts of surviving childhood cancer and how these impacts interact collectively are relatively few. The purpose of this study is to explore the psychosocial impact of surviving childhood cancer and reassimilation back into society in young adult survivors of childhood cancer utilizing qualitative methodology. A total of 4 participants participated in this study and shared their experience with childhood cancer, with 2 participants participating in the focus group discussion. The implication of this study makes an important contribution for survivors, healthcare providers, policymakers, and educators involved in survivorship and long-term care for survivors.