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AYA Survivorship

  • Victoria GrandageEmail author
  • Susan Mehta
  • Rachael Windsor
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Abstract

Since the 1970s, the incidence of cancer in 15–24 year olds in the UK has increased by 55% with 2,405 new cases each year from 2012 to 2014. Recent data indicates that more than 80% of teenagers and young adults diagnosed with cancer will now survive for longer than 5 years [1]. Overall survival has almost doubled in the last four decades, although this ranges from almost 100% for thyroid carcinomas to 55% for acute myeloid leukaemia or bone sarcoma [2]. Consequently, the majority of adolescent and young adult cancer patients will become long-term survivors. Most will have been treated with combinations of multi-agent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery and may develop health complications that become apparent at the end of treatment or many years later, so-called ‘Late Effects’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victoria Grandage
    • 1
    Email author
  • Susan Mehta
    • 1
  • Rachael Windsor
    • 1
  1. 1.University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK

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