Cancer is a leading cause of death among young people in the U.S., but outcomes and survival rates for this group have not improved despite decades of advancements in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. Young-adult survivors typically cite challenges such as physical limitations, infertility, fear of cancer recurrence and discrimination in employment and work benefits.Psychosocial impacts of cancer treatment are also a major concern for young adults, said Kelly Ambrose, Fred Hutch-based project manager for the study. "Young adults commonly worry about cancer affecting their ability to connect with other people," she said. "From maintaining social networks to dating, marriage and having kids, there are many big life decisions that impact this population."
Cancer In Young Adults Is Focus Of New Nationwide Study To Be Led By Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program
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