Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer have often been described as a medically underserved population, falling through the gap between pediatric and adult oncology. As AYAs transition from childhood or adulthood the normal concerns they may have – development of body image, dating, separating from parents, career and education decisions – are compounded when they are faced with cancer. AYA cancer patients may face issues such as infertility, loss of employment/breaks in education due to treatment, increased dependence on parents, and other health concerns that may be exceptionally difficult for this group to cope with.
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Levels of unmet needs and distress amongst adolescents and young adults (AYAs) impacted by familial cancer.
Psychooncology. 2017 Mar 14;:
Authors: Patterson P, McDonald FE, White KJ, Walczak A, Butow PN
PURPOSE: To describe levels of, and relationships between, distress and psychosocial unmet needs in Adolescents and...
Unmet need for healthcare services in adolescents and young adults with cancer and their parent carers.
Support Care Cancer. 2017 Mar 06;:
Authors: Sawyer SM, McNeil R, McCarthy M, Orme L, Thompson K, Drew S, Dunt D
PURPOSE: Cancer in adolescents in and young...
Global assessment of cancer incidence and survival in adolescents and young adults.
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Feb 28;:
Authors: Bleyer A, Ferrari A, Whelan J, Barr RD
In high-income countries, cancer remains the commonest cause of disease-related death in adolescents...
[Characteristics of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer].
Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2017 Jan;44(1):7-11
Authors: Horibe K
In adolescent and young adult(AYA)population, cancer is the leading cause of death due to illness with...
Life situation and psychosocial care of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients - study protocol of a 12-month prospective longitudinal study.
BMC Cancer. 2017 Jan 28;17(1):82
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Adolescents and Young Adults: Addressing Needs and Optimizing Care With a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
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Authors: Mitchell L, Stuart-McEwan T, Panet H, Gupta A
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with...
Graft-Versus-Host Disease in Adolescents and Young Adults (15-24 Years Old) After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Acute Leukemia in First Complete Remission.
J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2016 Dec 16;
Authors: Vignon M, Andreoli A, Dhédin N, Lengliné E, Masson E, Robin M, Granier C, Larghero J, Schlageter MH, Peffault de Latour R,...
Building a National Framework for Adolescent and Young Adult Hematology and Oncology and Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care: Report of the Inaugural Meeting of the "AjET" Working Group of the German Society for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology.
J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2016 Dec 16;
Authors: Escherich G, Bielack S, Maier S, Braungart R,...
The Benefits and Burdens of Cancer: A Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study of Adolescents and Young Adults.
J Palliat Med. 2017 Jan 04;:
Authors: Straehla JP, Barton KS, Yi-Frazier JP, Wharton C, Baker KS, Bona K, Wolfe J, Rosenberg AR
BACKGROUND: Adolescents and early young adults (AYAs) with cancer are at high risk...
Adolescent and young adult (AYA) lymphoma survivors report lower health-related quality of life compared to a normative population: results from the PROFILES registry.
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma across the pediatric and adolescent and young adult age spectrum.
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The non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) occurring...
[Which approach of therapeutic education (TE) for adolescents and young adults with cancer? Experience from the TE working group of "Go-AJA"].
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Authors: Corradini N, Dagorne L, Retailleau M, Rédini F, Sudour-Bonnange H, Gofti-Laroche L, Le...
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