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Health Behaviour Change Interventions for Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

TeenSmokingby Gemma Pugh & Abigail Fisher, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London


Author Commentary

As cancer survival rates continually improve there is a growing number of young people living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. However, teenage and young adult (TYA) aged cancer survivors face a number of potential health problems as a result of their original cancer diagnosis and treatment. These health problems such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and endocrine dysfunction pose a significant burden to survivors throughout their life-course. There is emerging evidence that healthy lifestyle choices may prevent or delay the onset of such chronic disease problems, and improve the wellbeing and quality of life of young people with cancer.


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