Many Survivors of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers Have Chronic Health Problems, Unhealthy Behaviors
Survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers have worse health and unhealthier behaviors than people without a history of cancer, a new analysis shows. These survivors smoke more and exercise less, and they have a higher prevalence of chronic medical conditions and obesity, poorer mental and physical health, and more financial barriers to medical care access.
Results of the study, which used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, were published June 11 in Cancer. Read more > >
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