Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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Young Adults and Cancer: The Psychological Impact

September 26, 2017 | Jay A. Fernandez

For young adult survivors of pediatric cancer, the aftermath can require a new approach to school and learning, family and social relationships, and the contours of independence.

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Teens and young adults with cancer need special support, City of Hope finds

November 17, 2015 | Travis Marshall

For adolescents and young adults who are navigating a tumultuous stage of life, a cancer diagnosis can be particularly devastating. Already challenged by changes such as college, a first job or a first heartbreak, young people experience greater levels of distress during cancer treatment than older patients in similar situations, research has shown.

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Meet our doctors: Julie Wolfson on cancer in teens, young adults

November 15, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt

Adolescents and young adults ( AYAs ) with cancer have different needs and treatment challenges than children or older adults. They're a unique population because they don’t fit into a distinct group, often falling into a gap between cancer treatment programs designed for children and those designed for adults.

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