The adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer population suffers from many unique medical and mental health challenges. Both medical, psychological and support services play an important role in the lack of improvement in survival rates of this population. The purpose of this project was to identify the unique mental health challenges and treatment needs of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology population and to evaluate current oncology programs available to this population at Loma Linda University. The project provides guideline recommendations for implementing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate AYA oncology program at Loma Linda University.
School of Behavioral Health
Owen, Jason E.
Vermeersch, David A.
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Cancer - Patients - Psychology; Cancer in Adolescence; Young Adults; Neoplasms - Adolescent; Neoplasms - Young Adult; Neoplasms - Therapy; Age of Onset; Medical Oncology; Risk Assessment; Program Evaluation
Subject - Local
Survival rates; Oncology Programs; Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Population
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Kraich, Kayla R., "Program Evaluation and Guideline Development for Psychological Treatment of the Adolescent and Young Adult Population with Cancer" (2015). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. Paper 296.
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