Communicating with adolescents and young adults about cancer-associated weight loss

Reid, Joanne, McKeaveney, Clare and Martin, Peter 2019, Communicating with adolescents and young adults about cancer-associated weight loss, Current oncology reports, vol. 21, no. 2, doi: 10.1007/s11912-019-0765-7.

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Title Communicating with adolescents and young adults about cancer-associated weight loss
Author(s) Reid, Joanne
McKeaveney, Clare
Martin, PeterORCID iD for Martin, Peter
Journal name Current oncology reports
Volume number 21
Issue number 2
Article ID 15
Total pages 6
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Cham, Switzerland
Publication date 2019-02-04
ISSN 1523-3790
Keyword(s) Adolescents and young adults
Cancer-associated weight loss
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Summary PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the past two decades, advances have been made in understanding the pathophysiology of cancer-associated weight loss, termed "cachexia." To date, there is no proven effective intervention to completely reverse cachexia and there are no approved drug therapies to treat it. This paper will review relevant literature in relation to communicating with adolescents and young adults about cancer-associated weight loss. RECENT FINDINGS: Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) who have cancer are a unique group of patients due to their stage of development and maturity. This article outlines issues specific to this patient cohort that need to be considered to better understand the impact of cachexia and explore pertinent matters when communicating with AYAs in relation to cachexia.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11912-019-0765-7
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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