Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Daniel Kelly, Faith Gibson
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  • ISBN-10: 0470698012
  • ISBN-13: 9780470698013
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults is a practical guide to cancer care in adolescents and young adults. It considers the impact of diagnosis on individuals, and their families, as well as examining the impact on the health professionals responsible for their care. There are sections focussing on the adolescents experience of cancer and ongoing care needs during treatment, and on life after cancer, including rehabilitation and palliative care. Builds on the forthcoming NICE guidelines on Supportive Cancer Care for Children Adopts an integrated inter-professional approach Contains evidence-based contributions from leading professionals in cancer careCancer in Adolescents and Young Adults is an essential resource for all those involved with the provision of care and support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.About the Editors:Dr Daniel Kelly is Reader in Cancer s Nursing Research, Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Kings College London.



  • Daniel Kelly
  • Faith Gibson

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A Young Person’s Experience 1: Life before Treatment.
2: Cancer in Adolescence: Incidence and Policy Issues.
3: The Physical and Emotional Impact of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults.
4: The Impact of Cancer on Parents and Families.
5: The Impact of Adolescent Cancer on Healthcare Professionals.
6: A Young Person’s Experience 2: Life during Treatment.
7: Supportive Care for Adolescents and Young Adults during Cancer Treatment.
8: Getting on with Life During Treatment.
9: End of Treatment Issues: Looking to the Future.
10: A Young Person’s Experience 3: Life after Treatment or Chemotherapy Saves the Lost Boy.
11: Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment.
12: Palliation and End of Life Care Issues.
13: Building a Culture of Participation: Young People’s Involvement in Research.
14: Developing an Integrated Approach to the Care of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer.
Useful Contacts.