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2000. Utrecht, Association of Comprehensive Cancer Centres. Stiller CA, Draper GJ. The epidemiology of cancer in children. In: Voute PA, Kalifa C, Barrett A, editors. Cancer in children: clinical management. Oxford: Oxford University Press 1998, 120. Cancer incidence and survival among children and adolescents: United States SEER program 1975-1995, National Cancer Institute, SEER Program. , editors. [No. 99-4649] 1999, NIH Pub. Heikens J. Childhood cancer and the price of cure; studies on late effects of childhood cancer treatment.

Insurance Obtaining adequate health and life insurance has been a recurring problem for survivors of cancer. Although the differences were not significant, male and female survivors reported they were turned down for life and health insurance more frequently than their siblings [23]. A report of insurance problems among 100 survivors who were treated during the years 1945-1975 showed that 24% had difficulty in securing health insurance and 15% had no health insurance at the time of the survey, versus 0% and 7%, respectively, in these categories among controls [17].

Four others felt that the cancer and its treatment had so impaired their appearance that it hampered their personal contacts. Most single survivors in the study by Meadows and colleagues [21] indicated that having had cancer had no impact on their desires or opportunities for marriage. However, 21% said that having had cancer sometimes affected their ability to meet others, and 38% reported that their history of cancer sometimes scares others. There was no significant difference in the overall frequency of separation or divorce in the study by Green and colleagues [15].

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