DescriptionYoung people with cancer have suffered from not being recognized as either children or adult patients. The lack of an adequate number of centres, properly equipped for teenage cancer care, is acknowledged worldwide. Yet their needs, both physically and psychologically, are perhaps the most acute of all.
Now, this book, based on an international conference hosted by the Teenage Cancer Trust, addresses the issues surrounding care of the adolescent with cancer more completely than ever before.
Some chapters provide practical information from leading specialists on managing and treating the specific tumours affecting this group whilst others present discussions by psychologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals on the many lifestyle issues that confront teenagers with cancer. Finally and maybe, most importantly, contributions from patients and carers give an insight into what it feels like to have the disease while growing into adulthood.
With its insight into the problems, and guidance on best practice, this book will be welcomed by all professionals and carers who work with young people with cancer.
Part 1 Patterns and perspectives.
2 Patterns of incidence of cancer in teenagers and young adults: implications for aetiology.
3 Lack of participation of older adolescents and young adults with cancer in clinical trials: impact in the USA.
4 Adolescents and cancer: perspectives from France.
5 Care of teenagers with cancer: a North American perspective.
Part 2 Advances.
7 Advances in treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
8 Hodgkin’s disease and adolescents – the lost tribe?.
9 Adolescent CNS tumours: my brain has damaged my life.
10 Ewing’s sarcoma.
11 Advances in osteosarcoma.
12 Osteosarcoma and surgery.
Part 3 Survivorship.
13 Subfertility in adolescents with cancer: who is at risk and what can be done?.
14 Body image.
15 The impact of cancer on adolescents and their families.
16 Resilience in survivors of teenage cancer: a life-adaptive approach.
17 Surviving with scars: the long-term psychosocial consequences of teenage cancer.
Part 4 Palliation.
18 Whose dying is it anyway? Palliative care in adolescence.
19 The parent’s perspective of teenage cancer.
Part 5 Controversies.
20 Who should care for young people with cancer?.
21 Patterns of care for teenagers and young adults with cancer: is there a single blueprint of care?.
22 Managing professional relationships across the services.
23 The next 10 years in biomedical science and care for teenagers and young adults with cancer
"Cancer and the Adolescent is a broad-ranging and very informative examination of key issues in the field. It is recommended for anyone involved in the care of these patients."
High profile, international authorship
Involvement of Teenage Cancer Trust