Chapter 1. Cancer in Adolescence: Incidence and Policy Issues

  1. Dr Daniel Kelly1 and
  2. Dr Faith Gibson2
  1. Jeremy Whelan and
  2. Lorna Fern

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697740.ch1

Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

How to Cite

Whelan, J. and Fern, L. (2008) Cancer in Adolescence: Incidence and Policy Issues, in Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults (eds D. Kelly and F. Gibson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697740.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Reader in Cancer and Palliative Care, School of Health and Social Science, Middlesex University, London

  2. 2

    Senior Lecturer in Children's Cancer Nursing Research, UCL Institute of Child Healthand Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130943

Online ISBN: 9780470697740

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Keywords:

  • cancer;
  • adolescence;
  • gender differences;
  • health policy;
  • healthcare services

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Incidence of cancer in young people

  • Types of cancer affecting TYAs

  • Adolescent cancer incidence in England

  • Adolescent cancer incidence in Europe

  • Changes in incidence in Europe

  • Outcomes of treatment

  • Delivery of care

  • Influence of protocols

  • Long-term issues

  • National health policy in the UK

  • Development of specialist services

  • Young people and the national cancer policy

  • Current level of implementation

  • Summary

  • References