Adolescents And Young Adults
Researchers reviewed data from a Swiss cancer registry to determine the effects of cancer survivorship on physical and mental health and health-related quality of life experienced by AYA survivors.
Reintegration to the general environment, particularly to school, can be challenging for survivors of childhood cancers. This review discusses how adverse effects such as chemo brain may present extra challenges for these patients and what can be done to ease patients' anxiety.
Collaboration with fertility nurse specialists can improve the timeliness of fertility consultations for patients of reproductive potential with cancer, a project presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference has shown.
Approximately 37 percent of young adult cancer survivors involved in this study had no follow-up following their treatment, with no significant variation seen across disease types.
This phase 2 study sought to determine whether concurrent pantoprazole would improve cisplatin-induced ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity in younger patients with osteosarcoma.
A previous single-site trial showed that patients with R/R B-cell ALL treated with tisagenlecleucel achieved high complete remission rates. In this study, investigators report on results after the scope of the study was expanded.
A cancer diagnosis is wrought with challenges for young adults. This article identifies the unique support needs for patients aged 20 to 39 years with cancer.
In this companion piece to our November column, we discuss the unique challenges to preserving the fertility of female patients with cancer and current options.
Increasing survival rates for AYA patients with cancer have heightened the importance of discussing fertility preservation options. In this column, we review the options for male patients and the significance of including a discussion of them as part of treatment planning.
Overweight teens in Israel had about a 53 percent higher risk for colon cancer as adults, researchers found.
Cancer treatment during childbearing years increased risk of preterm birth and delivering low birth weight babies.
AYAs continue to report lower social functioning scores than their peers 2 years after diagnosis.
Increased risks among live births for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
The site of cancer care may partially explain survival differences between children and AYAs with ALL.
Survivors of childhood cancer who received certain neurotoxic therapies are less likely to have had sexual intercourse or to be in an intimate relationship, researchers found.
Clinical Trial Enrollment of Adolescent and Young Adult Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Proposed SolutionsFebruary 09, 2017
[Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults] This research evaluates methods that have been utilized in the clinical trial enrollment for adolescent and young adults with cancer.
A pooled analysis confirms the role of upfront autologous HCT as the standard approach for all young patients with multiple myeloma.
Following the lead of a British cancer support organization, Teen Cancer America sponsors age-appropriate cancer center environments as well as peer and community support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
A twenty percent decrease in cancer death rate among children and adolescents has taken place from 1999 to 2014.
Pregnancy screening rates before teratogenic exposures are low for female adolescent patients with acute leukemia and those with ER visits including abdominal/pelvic CT.
Fertility Risk Assessment and Preservation in Male and Female Prepubertal and Adolescent Cancer PatientsJuly 29, 2016
[Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology] Fertility preservation represents an essential part in the management of young patients with cancer who are at risk of premature gonadal failure; this research examines available data on fertility risk assessment and preservation strategies that should be addressed prior to antineoplastic therapy.
Cigarette smoking is more common among survivors of AYA cancer than those without cancer, and smoking is associated with greater comorbidities and poorer general health.
A decreasing number of adolescents are smoking, but e-cigarette use and rates of distracted driving are on the rise for this group.
An AYA patient survivorship program jointly designed by a cancer institute and a community organization educates patients about their oncologic history and the effects of therapy, as well as provides resources to improve quality of life.
[Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults] This research reviews the outcomes with chemotherapy alone and with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and examines the challenges faced in determining the best therapy for the adolescents and young adult patient population.
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines the unique challenges faced by younger patients with breast cancer, such as the tendency for a more aggressive biology and consequently a poorer prognosis, as well as as related fertility and psychosocial issues.
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hematologic malignancies experience significant psychological morbidities during treatment and early survivorship.
Concurrent but unrelated diseases in AYAs with cancer have been identified and documented. The index measures the impact of comorbidities on health care services needs and the general health status of this patient population.
Almost 4 percent of all adult Americans use e-cigarettes, a new survey shows, but use is highest among those in the 18- to 24-year age bracket.
Psychosocial support for donor siblings of bone marrow transplant patients is a significant part of the care provided by the transplant team.
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