As the needs of teenagers and young adults (TYAs) with cancer are complex and different to those of children and adults it is crucial to have age-appropriate specialist care. Although there have been tremendous developments in this area by organisations such as the Teenage Cancer Trust, CLIC Sargent and Macmillan, further improvements are needed in care transitions and pathways.

This article provides insight into clinical services for TYAs with cancer, focusing on the role of specialist liaison nurses, and discusses the implications for patients, their families and health professionals.

Authors: Carole Farrell and Kate Law
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