Context for understanding psychosocial outcomes and behavior among adolescents and young adults with cancer.

@article{Zebrack2012ContextFU,
  title={Context for understanding psychosocial outcomes and behavior among adolescents and young adults with cancer.},
  author={Brad J. Zebrack and Melissa Butler},
  journal={Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 9},
  pages={1151-6}
}
Across all age groups, cancer affects relationships with family and friends; challenges one's sense of independence; disrupts goals, aspirations, and achievements; alters one's body image and integrity; and poses existential challenges about the world and one's place in it. When diagnosed with cancer, adolescents and young adults (AYAs) in their 20s and 30s face unique challenges compared with younger children and older adults. Understanding how cancer-related challenges manifest needs and… CONTINUE READING

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