Chapter 2. The Physical and Emotional Impact of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults

  1. Dr Daniel Kelly1 and
  2. Dr Faith Gibson2
  1. Daniel Kelly

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697740.ch2

Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

How to Cite

Kelly, D. (2008) The Physical and Emotional Impact of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults, in Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults (eds D. Kelly and F. Gibson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697740.ch2

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:

  • emotional impact;
  • cancer;
  • period of transition;
  • diagnosis;
  • healthcare

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • A unique time of life

  • A period of transition and change

  • A life interrupted

  • Confronting a diagnosis of cancer

  • The ‘problem’ of adolescence

  • The ‘reality’ of adolescence

  • The culture of care

  • The context of care

  • The importance of coping

  • Emotional support

  • Support needs of young people

  • The importance of the body in adolescent cancer

  • Recurrence of disease and the body in adolescent cancer

  • Body work in cancer care

  • Looking forward

  • References