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  JULY 20, 2012
PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH AND REPORTS
Michigan Finds Young Cancer Patients Lack Psychological and Social Support

Zebrack

A cancer diagnosis for adolescents and young adults, ages 14-39, can be especially challenging, and a new University of Michigan School of Public Health research study shows that the social, psychological, and informational support these patients need might be going unmet.

 

“When patients in this age group are diagnosed with cancer, they face issues like premature confrontation with mortality, changes in physical appearance, disruptions in school or work, financial challenges, and loss of reproductive capacity, that can all be particularly distressing,” says Dr. Bradley Zebrack, associate professor of health behavior and health education and social work.

 

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[Photo: Dr. Bradley Zebrack]