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Related to 'Adolescent cancers (AYA)'

Data show cancer outcomes in children, adolescents and young adults have improved significantly over the last 40 years, but that’s only part of the story.

Overall decreases in cancer incidence and mortality in Australian adolescents and young adults are encouraging, however, consistently high mortality and poor survival for some cancers remain concerning.

Care experiences of Australian Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) were generally positive. Attending youth cancer services was associated with better communication and supportive care experiences, however only a third of the AYAs attended these.