Adolescents And Young Adults

Social Functioning Scores for Young Cancer Survivors Remain Lower Than Their Peers

Social Functioning Scores for Young Cancer Survivors Remain Lower Than Their Peers

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AYAs continue to report lower social functioning scores than their peers 2 years after diagnosis.

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Increased risks among live births for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Specialized Cancer Centers May Improve Outcomes in Children with Leukemia

Specialized Cancer Centers May Improve Outcomes in Children with Leukemia

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The site of cancer care may partially explain survival differences between children and AYAs with ALL.

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

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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 Solutions

Clinical Trial Enrollment of Adolescent and Young Adult Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Proposed Solutions

[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.

Data Confirm Auto-HCT as Standard Approach for Myeloma in Young Patients

Data Confirm Auto-HCT as Standard Approach for Myeloma in Young Patients

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A pooled analysis confirms the role of upfront autologous HCT as the standard approach for all young patients with multiple myeloma.

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

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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.

Cancer Mortality Decrease Observed for Children and Adolescents

Cancer Mortality Decrease Observed for Children and Adolescents

A twenty percent decrease in cancer death rate among children and adolescents has taken place from 1999 to 2014.

Pregnancy Screening Inconsistent in Female Adolescents Before Chemotherapy Exposure

Pregnancy Screening Inconsistent in Female Adolescents Before Chemotherapy Exposure

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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 Patients

Fertility Risk Assessment and Preservation in Male and Female Prepubertal and Adolescent Cancer Patients

[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.

More Survivors of AYA Cancer Smoke Than Those Without Cancer

More Survivors of AYA Cancer Smoke Than Those Without Cancer

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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.

CDC: Cigarette Smoking Drops in U.S. Adolescents

CDC: Cigarette Smoking Drops in U.S. Adolescents

A decreasing number of adolescents are smoking, but e-cigarette use and rates of distracted driving are on the rise for this group.

AYA Patient Survivorship Program Created to Improve Quality of Life

AYA Patient Survivorship Program Created to Improve Quality of Life

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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.

Challenges faced in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adolescents and young adults

Challenges faced in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adolescents and young adults

[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.

Managing breast cancer in younger women: challenges and solutions

Managing breast cancer in younger women: challenges and solutions

[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 With Blood Cancers Experience Substantial Pyschological Morbidities

Adolescents and Young Adults With Blood Cancers Experience Substantial Pyschological Morbidities

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Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hematologic malignancies experience significant psychological morbidities during treatment and early survivorship.

First Tool to Assess Impact of Co-illnesses in Young Cancer Patients

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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.

CDC: E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults

CDC: E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults

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.

Adolescent Stem Cell Donors: Benefits, Burdens, and Risks of Being a Lifeline for a Sibling

Adolescent Stem Cell Donors: Benefits, Burdens, and Risks of Being a Lifeline for a Sibling

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Psychosocial support for donor siblings of bone marrow transplant patients is a significant part of the care provided by the transplant team.

Counseling cancer survivors on family building options

Counseling cancer survivors on family building options

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A leading cancer institute developed an online course that teaches oncology nurses about cancer survivors' fertility options and prospects for adoption.

Many young cancer patients may have limited awareness of fertility preservation options

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A new study points to the need for increased awareness of fertility preservation options for young patients with cancer.

Survivors of adolescent and early adult cancers face neurocognitive, psychosocial challenges

Survivors of adolescent and early adult cancers face neurocognitive, psychosocial challenges

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New study strengthens the case that some adolescents and young adults with cancer may struggle in later adulthood with brain and emotional function.

Young adult cancer survivors experience increased rate of hospitalization

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Despite treatment advances for adolescents and young adults with cancer, they still experience a higher rate of hospitalizations than the general public.

A narrative review of the occurrence of posttraumatic stress responses in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

A narrative review of the occurrence of posttraumatic stress responses in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

[Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults] Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors may experience posttraumatic stress responses following cancer diagnosis or treatment.

End-of-life care for teens and young adults with cancer studied

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Investigators examined the intensity of end-of-life care for teens and young adults who died between the ages of 15 and 39 years of age.

Growing up with cancer: Understanding the challenges to adolescents and young adults (AYAs) coping with cancer

Growing up with cancer: Understanding the challenges to adolescents and young adults (AYAs) coping with cancer

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DENVER, CO—The emotional trajectory of the cancer experience compounds the emotional pendulum adolescents and young adults (AYAs) are already experiencing as their cognition, hormones, and emotions mature. Delivery of high-quality cancer care for these patients requires understanding the behavior, social, and environmental context of their lives, according to a presentation at the 2015 Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit.

Teens with breast lumps may be able to avoid invasive biopsy

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The use of breast ultrasound could eliminate the need for biopsy in many cases in adolescent girls, according to a recent study.

Colorectal cancer rates down overall but higher for younger Americans

Colorectal cancer rates down overall but higher for younger Americans

Research suggests that over the last 20 years colorectal cancer (CRC) rates been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults.

HPV vaccination often administered at less beneficial age

HPV vaccination often administered at less beneficial age

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12, but only half of girls receiving the vaccination get it at the proper age.

Young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) benefit from therapies developed for children

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There is increasing evidence that adolescent and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) tend to fare better when treated with high-intensity pediatric protocols than standard adult regimens.

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