Navigation Links
Unmet needs: Adolescents and young adult cancer patients lack psychological, social support
Date:7/17/2012

A cancer diagnosis for adolescents and young adults can be especially challenging, and new research shows the social, psychological and informational support these patients need might be going unmet.

Compared to both children and older adult cancer patients, adolescents and young adults, ages 14-39, demonstrate a different set of psychosocial needs and issues related to their unique age-related development. Whether these patients are treated in a pediatric or adult setting can influence their clinical and psychosocial well-being.

A new study lead by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers shows significant proportions of patients in this age group are not getting their care needs met. Results from the study were published in the journal Cancer.

"When patients in this age group are diagnosed with cancer, they face issues like premature confrontation with mortality, changes in physical appearance, disruptions in school or work, financial challenges and loss of reproductive capacity, that can all be particularly distressing," says Bradley Zebrack, Ph.D., MSW, MPH, associate professor of social work at the University of Michigan.

"Whether it's mental health care, information for topics like infertility, or other aspects of care like camps or retreat programs, this study shows that many of these patients aren't getting the care they need to address these unique challenges."

The researchers surveyed 215 newly diagnosed cancer patients between the ages of 14 and 39, assessing the patients' use of and desire for various information resources, emotional support services and practical support services.

They found that patients in their 20s were significantly less likely than teens and patients in their 30s to report using mental health services and were more likely to report an unmet need for cancer information, infertility information and diet/nutrition information.

Addit
'/>"/>

Contact: Justin Harris
juaha@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Higher levels of public reimbursement positively influence national birth rates and reduce unmet needs in subfertile populations
2. Tobacco use more prevalent among African-American adolescents living in public housing communities
3. Adolescents who have more than 4 meals a day are thinner
4. Obese adolescents have heart damage
5. Moffitt researchers find adolescents with cancer concerned about their future reproductive health
6. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants fellowship awards to 21 top young scientists
7. Ovarian Transplants May Preserve Fertility in Young Cancer Survivors
8. OC Firm Gives Back to Young Athletes
9. Lung cancer death rates among young and middle-aged white women climb in some states
10. Rate of severe reactions higher than thought in young children with food allergies
11. Young Men Taking HIV Meds May Be at Risk for Bone Loss
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Unmet needs: Adolescents and young adult cancer patients lack psychological, social support
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Octo ... services to the federal government, has announced they are among nine contractors awarded ... Office Support Services (BMOSS) contract not to exceed $250 million. , To ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Hand sanitizers have become ... summer flu season, according to fresh water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne, hand ... Kleyne cautions that for maximum effectiveness, hand sanitizers must be applied correctly and users ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... Throughout the month of April, Casey’s General Stores invited customers to give ... 7, Casey’s General Stores Chairman and CEO, Bob Myers, will present a check to ... nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading ... consumer health products, today announced that it has made two key appointments at ... General Manager at Catalent’s Schorndorf facility, which provides large scale, complex oral solid ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... 02, 2015 , ... A team of quality control (QC) experts at GE ... QC laboratory for enhanced workflow. Now, Dr. Dunne’s lab has set a lofty goal: ... Healthcare Diagnostic Imaging network. , Join the team members for a new, free ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Octo Consulting Group Awarded IDIQ Contract for SEC Business Management Support 2Health News:Summer flu season hand sanitizers are most effective when correctly applied reports fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne 2Health News:Summer flu season hand sanitizers are most effective when correctly applied reports fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne 3Health News:Casey’s General Stores to Present Donation from “Dog Tag” Campaign to Hope For The Warriors® 2Health News:Casey’s General Stores to Present Donation from “Dog Tag” Campaign to Hope For The Warriors® 3Health News:Catalent Makes Two Key European Appointments in Oral Dose Manufacturing 2Health News:GE Healthcare Webinar Spotlights GE’s Own, Internal QC Lab Enhancements with Six Sigma 2Health News:GE Healthcare Webinar Spotlights GE’s Own, Internal QC Lab Enhancements with Six Sigma 3
... Will End Pre-Existing Condition,Limitations For Children and Safeguard ... WASHINGTON, June 12 The National Patient,Advocate Foundation ... mission of creating avenues of improved patient access ... state and federal levels -- today,praised Senator Frank ...
... motorcyclists, head trauma deaths since law revoked in 2003 ... two years after Pennsylvania repealed its universal motorcycle helmet ... head injury deaths and a 42 percent increase in ... , The state,s universal helmet law was repealed in ...
... Healing Honey Featured, PRINCETON, N.J., June 12 ... of advanced wound care products, CEO Ed,Quilty was ... Network, BNN. He,discusses the Company,s novel wound dressing, ... Gemini Award-Winning Broadcaster Linda Sims examines the use ...
... ... Development Center, ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June ... Formulation Development Center at the,company,s headquarters in Abbott Park, Ill. The ... have the potential to treat cancer and other deadly diseases. The,center,s ...
... gather to call, write letters to Schwarzenegger,expressing their ... unprecedented,number of home healthcare workers will rally to ... of service, wages and,benefits. These dramatic reductions would ... people they serve deeper into poverty. It also,will ...
... for treating high cholesterol, researchers say , , THURSDAY, June ... have found a protein in the liver involved in ... could provide a new target for treating high cholesterol ... transcription factor that regulates lipid synthesis in the liver," ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:National Patient Advocate Foundation Applauds Senators Lautenberg and Brown for Protecting Health Care Coverage for At-Risk Children 2Health News:National Patient Advocate Foundation Applauds Senators Lautenberg and Brown for Protecting Health Care Coverage for At-Risk Children 3Health News:Pennsylvania Injuries Rise After Repeal of Helmet Law 2Health News:Derma Sciences CEO ED Quilty Discusses Company on BNN 2Health News:Abbott Opens New State-of-the-Art R&D Facility to Help Bring Medicines to Patients Faster 2Health News:Abbott Opens New State-of-the-Art R&D Facility to Help Bring Medicines to Patients Faster 3Health News:Scientists Discover Protein Involved in Fat Production 2
(Date:7/1/2015)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/34xqr7/2015_new ) has announced the addition of ... Clinical Chemistry and Immunodiagnostic Markets: Business Challenges, ... their offering. 2015 New Frontiers ... Business Challenges, Emerging Technologies, Competitive Landscape is ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... SAN FRANCISCO , July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... study startup solutions, announced today unprecedented growth in ... "There is intense pressure to speed clinical trials ... protocols, globalization, and paper-based methods have stalled these ... "The current status of clinical trials has encouraged ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... 2015  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTE ... continuous glucose monitoring and associated technologies, today announced ... corporate website echotx.com . Echo,s new site ... and enhances the quality and availability of company ... to prospective customers and stakeholders what Echo can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:2015 New Frontiers in European Clinical Chemistry and Immunodiagnostic Markets: Business Challenges, Emerging Technologies, Competitive Landscape 2goBalto Triples Sites Managed, Further Reinforcing Market Leadership Position 2Echo Therapeutics Announces New Website Launch 2Echo Therapeutics Announces New Website Launch 3
... 2007 - Pluristem Life Systems,Inc. (OTCBB:PLRS), a cell ... a variety of indications,announced today that it will ... of the International Society for Cellular,Therapy (ICST), June ... Chairman, Mr. Zami Aberman commented, "We are,receiving more ...
... HAMBURG, Germany, May 03, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- At ... provide a sound,scientific basis for a new drug ... tissue-derived primary cell lines are currently the first,choice ... and,expansion, however, their gene and protein expression patterns,change ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pluristem to Present Two Scientific Posters at the International,Society for Cellular Therapy 2Pluristem to Present Two Scientific Posters at the International,Society for Cellular Therapy 3Indivumed Study Provides Sound Scientific Basis for a Predictive,Drug Test- Platform 2
SURGIPRO™ BLUE Monofilament Suture in two sizes....
Surgitie&trade Single Use Ligating Loops with Delivery System...
The SURGIWIP™ suture ligature with delivery system is indicated for use in gynecologic, general and other abdominal and thoracic endoscopic procedures where a suture is appropriate for the endo...
Surgitie&trade Single Use Ligating Loops without Delivery System with POLYSORB™....
Medicine Products: