Holly Lynn Spraker

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The NCCN Guidelines Insights on Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology discuss the fertility and endocrine issues that are relevant to the management of AYA patients with cancer. Fertility preservation should be an essential part in the treatment of AYA patients with cancer. The NCCN Guidelines recommend discussion of fertility preservation and(More)
Cancer is the leading cause of death among the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population, excluding homicide, suicide, or unintentional injury. AYA patients should be managed by a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals who are well-versed in the specific developmental issues relevant to this patient population. The recommendations for(More)
Ewing sarcoma (ES) is the second most common bone tumor affecting primarily adolescents and young adults. Despite recent advances in biological understanding, intensification of chemotherapeutic treatments, and progress in local control with surgery and/or radiation therapy, patients with metastatic or recurrent ES continue to have a dismal prognosis with(More)
BACKGROUND We present a case of severe refractory constipation in an adolescent oncology patient with widely metastatic clear cell osteosarcoma who was ultimately found to have Ogilvie syndrome, also known as acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO). Ogilvie syndrome is characterized by dilatation of the large intestine in the absence of mechanical(More)
21 Background: To evaluate perceived health care quality among a national sample of survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer relative to individuals from the general population. METHODS Using the Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys from 2008-2012, we identified 1,163 survivors diagnosed with cancer ages 15-39 who were at least five years from(More)
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