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Medicine - Oncology & Hematology | Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults

Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults

Bleyer, Archie W., Barr, Ronald Duncan (Eds.)

2007, XXIII, 534 p.

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  • First largest single collection of information on cancer in adolescents and young adults
  • Compiling medical, epidemiological, biological, psychological, and emotional issues of young adults’ oncology
  • Emphasis on the differences of the "same" cancer in younger and older patients

This is the first comprehensive book devoted exclusively to cancer in adolescents and young adults.

First, an overview of cancer in this age group, specifically from age 15 to 29 inclusive, including epidemiology and the general differences in prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment are presented. Then, the 15 most common categories of cancers in the age group regarding their epidemiologic, risk factors/etiology, presenting symptoms and signs, diagnostic workup, treatment, survival outcomes, and adverse effects are each covered in separate chapters.

The emphasis is on how the cancer in the age group differs in epidemiology, biology, clinical management and outcome from the ‘same’ cancer in younger and older patients. The individual malignancies are followed by chapters on the general psychosocial, ethical and societal aspects of managing cancer in young adult and older adolescent patients.

Model programs specially designed to care for patients in the age group and surveillance of long-term adverse effects are reviewed.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » breast cancer - cancer - clinical trial - epidemiology - etiology - health - leukemia - liver - liver tumor - lymphoma - melanoma - prevention - quality of life - rehabilitation - tumor

Related subjects » Oncology & Hematology - Pediatrics - Public Health

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