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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Adolescence and young adulthood is often a difficult enough time without
serious illness. However, research has shown that cancer, and surviving cancer,
at this age presents distinctive problems medically, socially and
psychologically. This important work offers a glimpse into a previously
under-researched area and contributes to a better understanding of the needs of
young adults post cancer.
Focusing not only on the physical effects, but also the social, cognitive,
emotional and physiological consequences of surviving cancer in young
adulthood, Anne Grinyer draws directly upon data collected from young adults
who have been treated for cancer. The book is structured around themes they
raised such as fertility; life plans; identity; psychological effects and
physical effects. These issues are drawn together in the final chapter and
related to clinical and professional practice as well as current policy.
This book presents the voices of those who have lived through the experience
of cancer in young adulthood, and links them to the theoretical and analytical
literature. It will be of interest to professionals and researchers in nursing,
social work, counselling and medicine as well as medical sociologists, young
adults living with cancer and survivors of young adult cancer.