"Cancer sucks," and other ponderings by adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.

@article{Zebrack2014CancerSA,
  title={"Cancer sucks," and other ponderings by adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.},
  author={Brad J. Zebrack and Erin E Kent and Theresa H M Keegan and Ikuko Kato and Ashley Wilder Smith},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={1-15}
}
As part of the National Cancer Institute's AYA HOPE study, 296 adolescent and young adults (AYAs) completed an open-ended survey item asking them to describe their medical care or experience with cancer. Patient, provider, and system-level characteristics all appear to influence AYAs' perceptions of their medical care. Participants attributed levels of satisfaction with care to the availability and communication of information, the management of side-effects, and the expediency and flexibility… CONTINUE READING
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