Priorities for young adult survivorship care from the survivors' perspective are not well documented. To address this within our patient population, we conducted a multimethod needs assessment of young adult survivors of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancer in South Texas to get a better understanding of the ongoing challenges and priorities for their survivorship needs and related services. Participants were 18 to 39 years at the time of the needs assessment and predominately Hispanic. In an online survey, survivors most commonly cited being concerned about their physical and mental health, long-term treatment effects, recurrence, and health insurance issues. Participants stated that they received critical support from family, friends, and medical staff, but they would like to receive additional support from other cancer survivors through peer mentorship opportunities and survivor retreats/social events.
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Supported by an Infrastructure Grant from the St. Baldrick’s Founda-tion. H.M.P. was supported by a National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention and Control Career Development Award (K07 CA175063). L.A.S. was supported by a National Cancer Institute Cancer Education and Career Development Postdoctoral Fellow-ship Award (R25 CA57712). S.S. is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant KL2 TR001118. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.
- needs assessment
- young adult