Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults [electronic resource] / edited by Archie Bleyer, Ronald Barr, Lynn Ries, Jeremy Whelan, Andrea Ferrari.

Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017.
1 online resource (XXV, 825 pages 250 illustrations, 212 illustrations in color.)
2nd ed. 2016.
Pediatric Oncology, 1613-5318
Pediatric Oncology, 1613-5318
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This is the second edition of the only book to be devoted exclusively to the total cancer picture in adolescents and young adults (AYA), now expanded from the age range 15-29 to that of 15–39 years. For each of the diverse spectrum of cancers encountered in the AYA group, the epidemiology, natural progression, diagnostic approaches, and treatment options are described, with special emphasis on strategies for early detection and prevention. Comparison is made with management of both younger and older patients, and model programs are presented that address common diagnostic, staging, treatment, and psychosocial shortcomings in the AYA group. Detailed attention is also paid to principles and practices of care, with consideration of psychosocial and quality of life issues, social support systems, rehabilitation, late effects, insurance, and economic aspects of health care, among other topics. The authors make compelling arguments for integrated strategies that allow young adults to benefit from the combined expertise of pediatric and adult oncologists in systems that identify both the complex disease and the social issues specific to this population. The proposed models of care include relationships with other specialties that do not specifically target this age group, id est, infectious disease, endocrinology, pulmonary medicine, nephrology, gastroenterology, thoracic and abdominal surgery, urology, otolaryngology, and neurosurgery. New patterns of communication are advocated and endorsed as essential for productive interaction involving these specialties. References are extensive and are oriented toward users in pediatric hematology-oncology medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology, oncology nursing, psycho-oncology, social work, epidemiology, public health and health services research. The contributing authors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, France, Israel, Switzerland and Australia, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. .
History of Adolescent Oncology
Epidemiology and Etiology of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults
Access to Care Before and During Therapy
Older Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, and Clinical Trials: Lack of Participation and Progress in North America
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.-  Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Hodgkin Lymphoma
N on-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Central Nervous System Tumors in Adolescents and Young Adults
Soft-Tissue Sarcomas
Bone Sarcomas
Malignancies of the Ovary
Testicular Tumors
Non-Germ-Cell Genitourinary Tract Tumors
Thyroid Cancer
Malignant Melanoma
Breast Cancer
Liver Tumors
Colorectal Cancer
Models of Care and Specialized Units
Drug Compliance by Adolescent and  Young Adult Cancer Patients: Challenges for the Physician
Psychological Support for Adolescents and Young Adults
Psychosocial Support
Health-Related Quality of Life
Rehabilitation and Exercise
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: Late Effects of Treatment.-Ethical Issues for the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patient: Assent and End-of-Life Care
Access to Care after Therapy
Information  and Resources for Young Adults and Adolescents with Cancer
Making Ends Meet: Financial Issues from the Perspectives of Patients and Their Healthcare Team
Challenges and Opportunities –The Way Ahead.
Bleyer, Archie, editor.
Barr, Ronald. editor.
Ries, Lynn. editor.
Whelan, Jeremy. editor.
Ferrari, Andrea. editor.
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