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Brain Tumors

Of brain and other nervous system cancer diagnoses from 2004-2008 approximately 12.9% were diagnosed under the age of 20, 8.9% between 20 and 34, and 9.6% between 35 and 44. Common symptoms of such diseases among the young adult population include headache, vomiting, alteration in mood, limb weakness, bladder/bowel dysfunction, and seizures.

Source: Bleyer A. CAUTION! Consider Cancer: Common Symptoms and Signs for Early Detection of Cancer in Young Adults. Semin Oncol. 2009; 36:207-21. SEER: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/brain.html

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As a healthcare professional dealing with AYA cancer it's important to remember the young adult is the patient and not the parents, respect the patients age and intelligence. For health care professionals, here is an article on "Psychosocial Adjustment in Adolescent Cancer Survivors" http://jpepsy.oxfordjournals.org/content/22/1/29.abstract

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