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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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1
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 12631 East 17th Avenue, Mail Stop B180, Aurora, CO 80045, USA. Electronic address: linda.overholser@ucdenver.edu.
2
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.
3
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1665 Aurora Ct, MS F706 Aurora, CO 80045, USA.

Abstract

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.

KEYWORDS:

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

PMID:
28992855
DOI:
10.1016/j.mcna.2017.06.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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