Adolescents and young adults aya s with cancer in active treatment face a number of barriers to optimal care. In the present article, we focus on the 3 critical domains of care for aya s—medical, psychosocial, and research—and how changes to the system could overcome barriers. We summarize the current literature, outline recommended principles of care, raise awareness of barriers to optimal care, and suggest specific changes to the system to overcome those barriers in the Canadian context.
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As family physicians, we have tremendous influence on the health of adolescents and young adults. The AAFP encourages you to talk with the parents of your adolescent and young adult patients about the importance of one-on-one discussions with patients, and to help parents guide their children toward making their own health decisions. In addition, the AAFP provides multiple resources to help family physicians care for their adolescent and young adult patients.
Find information and resources for current and returning patients. Learn about clinical trials at MD Anderson and search our database for open studies. The Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center provides cancer risk assessment, screening and diagnostic services.
A change package is a set of materials and ideas that guide and enable improvement teams to implement change in their settings. They are organized in a manner that enables efficient spread and adaptation by other states, agencies, and organizations that work towards improving National Performance Measure 10 of the Title V Block Grant percent of adolescents, ages 12with a preventive medical visit in the past yearor a similar performance measure related to AYA preventive services. Before using the module, please complete the three-question survey.
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Since healthcare organizations commonly design their care for either children or adults, the unique needs of teens and young adults are often not met. Through effective care coordination and innovative treatments, our patients experience improved physical, mental and emotional well-being. The program brings together Stanford experts to deliver personalized care in a unique environment that caters to the specific needs of the adolescent and young adult age group.
Many teens and young adults fall into a gap between cancer treatment programs designed for children and those designed for adults. It often takes longer to get a diagnosis and start treatment. Teens and young adults are much less likely than children to get the most advanced treatments offered in research studies clinical trials.
The only peer-reviewed journal focused exclusively on research, clinical care, and strategies for long-term management of cancer in patients aged JAYAO is the only central forum for peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and research in the field, bringing together all AYA oncology stakeholders and professionals across disciplines, including clinicians, researchers, psychosocial and supportive care providers, and pediatric and adult cancer institutions. View the entire editorial board. Audience: Pediatric and adult hematologists and oncologists, surgical oncologists; radiation oncologists; pediatricians and adolescent medicine specialists; reproductive endocrinologists; oncology nurses and advanced practice staff; social workers; cancer researchers, among others.