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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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
To the Editor: The incidence of skin cancers, especially melanoma, continues to rise, particularly among adolescents and young adults.1-3 Ultraviolet (UV) exposure from tanning (outdoor tanning [OT] and indoor tanning [IT]) is a major, modifiable risk  factor.4,5 Although many studies have examined the prevalence of individual tanning modalities, little is known about how people combine tanning modalities. Combination tanning may be associated with higher cumulative UV exposure than single-modality tanning and, therefore, higher risk for skin cancer.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Research letter Source Type: research
Unprotected UV-exposure is the major risk factor for skin cancer and photoaging of the skin. Our aim was to develop an intervention that is cost-effective and reaches specifically young people who frequently hold the belief that tanning makes you attractive. We took advantage of the widespread availability of mobile phones and young peoples ’ interest in appearance to conceptualize a free mobile phone app which requires the user to take a self-portrait (i.e. a selfie) which is then displayed via the photoaging software in 3D.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2017 Source:American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 53, Issue 3, Supplement 1 Author(s): Ashley E. Falzone, Claire D. Brindis, Mary-Margaret Chren, Alexandra Junn, Sherry Pagoto, Mackenzie Wehner, Eleni Linos The incidence of skin cancer is rising in the U.S., and melanoma, the deadliest form, is increasing disproportionately among young white women. Indoor tanning is a modifiable risk factor for all skin cancers and continues to be used at the highest rates in young white women. Adolescents and young adults report personal appearance–based reasons for using indoor tanning. Previo...
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Abstract BackgroundThe incidence rate of melanoma in the Caucasian population is rising worldwide. One of the major environmental risk factors for melanoma is the exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. To prevent skin damage caused by UV exposure, several organizations recommend wearing protective clothing, staying in the shade, avoiding the outdoors during midday and using sunscreen. ObjectiveTo provide representative data on factors associated with sun‐protective behaviours and intentional sun exposure during summertime in the German population. MethodsA population‐based sample of 3000 German residents aged 14&ndash...
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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