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Crucial Conversations: Addressing Informational Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults Diagnosed With Cancer

Journal title
Clinical journal of oncology nursing
Publication year
2018
Author(s)
Mitchell, L.; Tam, S.; Gupta, A. A.
Pages
483-486
Volume
22
Number
5

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer aged 15-39 years have unique medical, psychosocial, and informational needs. At the time of diagnosis, they are often going through important life milestones, such as establishing their independence, attending school or work, and maintaining romantic and/or family relationships. This article describes some of the critical time points for AYAs with cancer and the resources available to support the nursing profession in meeting the unique care needs of this population.

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