Teenagers with cancer are special patients with unique and complex needs. Cancer at this age is particularly disruptive because adolescents must come to terms with a body that hurts and fails them, and seek the help of adults (parents and physicians) just when they are striving for independence. Our challenge is to prevent cancer from interfering with every adolescent's need to become independent, develop their social relations, and make plans for the future.

Authors: Andrea FerrariLaura VeneroniCarlo Alfredo ClericiMichela CasanovaStefano ChiaravalliChiara MagniRoberto LukschMonica TerenzianiFilippo SpreaficoDaniela PolastriCristina MeazzaSerena CataniaElisabetta SchiavelloVeronica BiassoniMarta PoddaLuca BergamaschiNadia PumaCarla MoscheoGiacomo Gotti and Maura Massimino

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