Adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors of cancers in childhood experience cancer worry, defined as concerns about cancer-related issues such as relapse and late effects of treatment. Cancer worry is an important determinant of successful transition to long-term follow-up care. The primary aim of this study was to identify patient-, cancer-, and treatment-related factors associated with cancer worry in AYA survivors. A secondary aim was to explore and understand inappropriate cancer worry (e.g., worry of developing a late effect when not at risk) in this population.

Authors: Rebecca Wang, Iqra A. Syed, Paul C. Nathan, Ronald D. Barr, Zahava R.S. Rosenberg-Yunger, and Anne F. Klassen

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