Cancer and Emerging Adulthood – Test

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    1. What percentage of all cancers are estimated to be in people between the ages of 15 and 39?

    2. Researchers believe there may be genetic and/or biological differences in cancers when they affect young adults.

    3. Which of the following are likely differentially affect a younger person with cancer?
    Fertility concerns.Lack of research on how the cancer may affect you at a younger ageGreater impact of long term effects of treatment, including secondary cancersDifficulty getting diagnosed because the medical profession may not be expecting or looking for cancer at younger agesAll of the above.

    4. Describe the potential impacts of an interruption of the life cycle of a young person with cancer.

    5. According to the presenter, why is it difficult for younger people with cancer to get the support they need?