Do Australian adolescents' and young adults' experiences of cancer care influence their quality of life?

ConclusionsThe results suggest that, for most AYAs' quality of life outcomes, positive experiences of age‐appropriate communication and emotional support may underpin the effect of positive experiences of care throughout the cancer care pathway. The results support the need for communication and support tailored to an AYA audience, as recognised by recent Australian and international guidelines on the care of AYAs with cancer.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Recruitment of a large sample of young adult cancer patients is possible but requires intensive recruitment efforts, particularly in Germany. Social media and age-specific approaches were found to be effective for recruiting and retaining participants. Giving patients the option to complete a hard copy or the online version of the questionnaire, especially during inpatient treatment, may optimise participation rates. Psychosocial research and support programmes for young adults should consider that women are probably more likely to participate in psychosocial (research) programmes than men. PMID: 30322506...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Skin cancer incidence has been consistently increasing in the United States, including an alarming 250% increase in melanoma diagnoses over the past few decades in children, adolescents and young adults. Currently, melanoma is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in those aged 15-29. This can largely be attributed to the persistence of deliberate tanning behaviors, typically beginning in adolescence. Therefore, there is a current need to understand sun exposure behaviors in adolescents and to devise effective intervention strategies promoting sun safe practices aimed at this younger population.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Blood and Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Rinaldi I Abstract Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that can be cured using standard chemotherapy with or without radiation. Although it accounts for only 0.6% of all malignancy worldwide, but it usually affects young adults with median age of 38 years. About 60 to 90% cases can be cured depending on its stage and 5 to 10% cases are refractory to the first-line chemotherapy; while 20 to 30% patients experiencing relapse after receiving the first-line chemotherapy. The relapse causes new problem in treatment. A monoclonal antibody-chemotherapy conjugate, Brentuximab vedotin, was approved by Food Drug Associatio...
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
QUINCY (CBS) – On this Melanoma Monday dermatologists want to bring attention to skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the deadliest form but doctors say it is preventable and treatable if caught early. Katie Michaud, a young mother in Quincy, is well aware of that now. Michaud is grateful she can spend quality time with her two young children because not long ago, her future was uncertain. “I saw my life flash before my eyes,” Katie told WBZ-TV. Katie Michaud. (WBZ-TV) Six months ago, she was about to welcome her second child when a trip to the dermatologist to c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Katie Michaud Local TV Melanoma Skin Cancer Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The results can be useful for economists to define the health priorities in each country, make the financial decisions in economics, and thus contribute to better health, economic growth, as well as effective spending of health expenditures. PMID: 29524371 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsYoung cancer patients experience sexual and romantic challenges along with a lack of self‐perceived attractiveness. Their substantial need for dialogue and counselling should be met in health‐care settings.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research
We examined gender, stage at presentation and insurance status in terms of trial enrollment. We compared the trial participation rate of AYA patients with that of older adults. In this adult facility, 12.7% (1,831) of total patients were between age 15 and 39. Overall therapeutic clinical trial rate was 17.6% which increased to 19.8% since 2007. Both nodal disease or metastatic disease at presentation was associated with increasing odds of trial enrollment (OR = 5.36 and P 
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
This study analyzes the demographic, clinicopathologic, and survival characteristics of EEM. Methods: The SEER database was queried for EEM cases from 1973 to 2012 (8,982 cases). Data analyzed included patient demographics, incidence trends, and survival outcomes. Results: External ear melanoma occurred most frequently in the sixth and seventh decades of life. Mean age at diagnosis was 65.5 (±16.8) years. However, the incidence of EEM in adolescents and young adults (ages 15–39 yr) has increased by 111.9% from 1973 to 2012. There was a strong male predilection with a male-to-female ratio of 6.40:1. The m...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Tumors of the Ear and Cranial Base Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe results suggest that, for most AYAs' quality of life outcomes, positive experiences of age‐appropriate communication and emotional support may underpin the effect of positive experiences of care throughout the cancer care pathway. The results support the need for communication and support tailored to an AYA audience, as recognised by recent Australian and international guidelines on the care of AYAs with cancer.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research
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