Focusing on Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer

In this week’s episode, we spoke with a young adult and a child life specialist who discussed the importance of focusing on the needs of AYAs with cancer.

The middle — an area many adolescent and young adults (AYAs) with cancer find themselves.

While their physical and emotional needs tend to be quite different, many institutions fail to focus on the specific needs of AYAs who don’t fall under either the pediatric or adult checklist.

In this week’s episode of CURE® Talks Cancer, we spoke with a young adult who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, as well as a child life specialist about a program at CHOC Children’s Hospital designed to address the specific needs of AYAs affected by cancer.