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Estimating the health and economic burden of cancer among those diagnosed as adolescents and young adults.
TLDR
It is demonstrated that surviving cancer at this age is associated with a substantial economic burden, and multifaceted prevention strategies may be effective ways to improve the economic outcomes associated with cancer survivorship in this population.
Identifying and addressing the needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer: summary of an Institute of Medicine workshop.
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Workshop participants identified many gaps and challenges in the care of AYA cancer patients and discussed potential strategies to address these needs, and suggested ways to improve access to care for AYAs and deliver cancer care that better meets the medical and psychosocial needs of A YAs.
Exploring Psychosocial Support Online: A Content Analysis of Messages in an Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Community
TLDR
The unique needs of the AYA cancer community are highlighted and a preliminary roadmap for practitioners, and network members, such as family and friends, to attempt to meet the needs of this unique community is offered.
Potential benefits of treatment summaries for survivors' health and information needs: results from a LIVESTRONG survey.
TLDR
Treatment summaries were associated with a variety of positive outcomes; however, only approximately one third of PTCSs received one, and possible solutions for improving access to a TS are included.
For Working-Age Cancer Survivors, Medical Debt And Bankruptcy Create Financial Hardships.
TLDR
Cancer survivors who were younger, had lower incomes, and had public health insurance were more likely to go into debt or file for bankruptcy, compared to those who were older, had higher incomes and had private insurance, respectively.
An action plan for translating cancer survivorship research into care.
TLDR
An approach stemming from a meeting to facilitate translating research into care by changing the process of conducting research-improving communication, collaboration, evaluation, and feedback through true and ongoing partnerships is described.
Population-Level Trends in Posttreatment Cancer Survivors’ Concerns and Associated Receipt of Care: Results from the 2006 and 2010 LIVESTRONG Surveys
TLDR
Female survivors, younger survivors, those who received more intensive treatment, and survivors without health insurance often reported a higher burden of posttreatment concerns though were less likely to have received posttreatment care.
Correlates of Positive Health Behaviors in Cancer Survivors: Results from the 2010 LIVESTRONG Survey
TLDR
Results suggest that knowledge about how to prevent cancer and benefit finding after cancer are related to positive health behaviors broadly, whereas better patient–provider communication is associated with positive cancer screening and health care utilization but not healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Using New Media to Reach Hispanic/Latino Cancer Survivors
TLDR
This campaign, one of the first undertaken by a national cancer-related organization, led to increased awareness and utilization of resources, including a 238% increase in traffic over traditional marketing campaigns which focused on radio alone.
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