Breast cancer by the age of 40 accounts for more than 40% of all cancers diagnosed among women. Breast cancer survival rates in women under 40 years of age are lower than those seen in older women regardless of disease staging or subtype. When developing treatment plans for young women diagnosed with breast cancer it is important to address fertility issues such as infertility and pregnancy as well as a deeper understanding of the psychosocial issues the patient may be experiencing. Breast development, conservation and reconstruction are also important issues to be considered as they pertain to body image and overall wellbeing. Breast cancer diagnosed at a younger age can present as more biologically aggressive and have worse outcomes than those diagnosed at a later age, which demonstrates the need for clinical trials tailored towards better understanding this age group’s unique biology and increasing overall survival for this young population.
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In adolescent and young adult(AYA)population, cancer is the leading cause of death due to illness with...
The positive effect of a dedicated adolescent and young adult fertility program on the rates of documentation of therapy-associated infertility risk and fertility preservation options.
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although...
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Authors: Perales MA, Drake EK, Pemmaraju N, Wood WA
Over 70,000 adolescent and young adults (AYA) aged 15 to 39 years are diagnosed with cancer each...
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PURPOSE: To describe the epidemiology and risk factors for cardiovascular...
Is the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivor at Risk for Late Effects? It Depends on Where You Look.
J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2016 Feb 17;
Authors: Barthel EM, Spencer K, Banco D, Kiernan E, Parsons S
PURPOSE: The adolescent and young adult (AYA) population is a growing group of survivors, exceeding more than...
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