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Med Clin North Am. 2017 Nov;101(6):1075-1084. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2017.06.002. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Survivorship Issues in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.

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Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 12631 East 17th Avenue, Mail Stop B180, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. Electronic address:
Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, 1200 Larimer Street, NC 5002-M, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80017, USA.
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1665 Aurora Ct, MS F706 Aurora, CO 80045, USA.


Adolescent and young adult (AYA) individuals with a history of cancer make up a fraction of the total number of cancer survivors in the United States, but they represent a population with needs distinct from either the childhood or the older adult cancer populations. Fertility concerns, psychosocial factors, and health care access are just a few of the distinguishing characteristics. Caring for AYA cancer survivors presents unique opportunities for primary care providers to collaborate with oncology colleagues to minimize the long-term cancer burden.


AYA cancer survivorship; Health promotion; Onco-fertility; Proactive care; Resiliency; Risk-based care

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