Young adult cancer survivors struggle to get back to normal

Cancer survivors often talk about wanting to get back to normal, but a new study indicates many young adults who survived the disease struggle with attaining this goal two years after their initial diagnosis. The longitudinal study is among the first seeking to understand the social functioning among adolescents and young adults who have had cancer. "The … Continue reading Young adult cancer survivors struggle to get back to normal

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Young adult survivors most distressed after leukemia and lymphoma treatment

Two University of Colorado Cancer Center studies published in the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology show that young adult survivors (ages 18-39) of leukemia and lymphoma are more likely to report high distress than older survivors (ages 65+). Specifically, 45 percent of younger patients report moderate-to-high distress, whereas only 18 percent of older patients report similarly elevated levels. … Continue reading Young adult survivors most distressed after leukemia and lymphoma treatment