Life interrupted: young people need help moving forward after cancer

Around 1,000 teens and young Australian adults are diagnosed with cancer each year. It’s well known the disease has an immense physical and psychological impact on these young people. But the ongoing challenges of life after cancer treatment are less well recognised. While they vary depending on cancer type, overall survival rates for young people are good and improving over time. The relative rate of survival for all cancers five years after diagnosis increased from 80% in 1983-1989 to 88% in 2004-2010 for teens and young adults. This is great, but it also means more young Australians face the daunting…
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