Coping with Cancer in Young Adulthood: An International Perspective

The following post provides an international perspective on coping with cancer in young adulthood. We have chosen to focus on individuals living in the U.S., the U.K., and in resource-scarce countries, and to explore challenges related to access to care in each of these settings. For a general overview of the biological, psychological, social, and… Read More Coping with Cancer in Young Adulthood: An International Perspective

Coping with Cancer in Young Adulthood: Social Justice Issues

Researchers have identified disparities in cancer risk, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes based on socioeconomic status, racial or ethnic minority group membership, educational attainment, geographic location, immigration status, and insurance status (Dixit, Crawford, Lemonde, Rittenberg, & Fernández-Ortega, 2016). Less is known about the prevalence of such disparities within the AYA patient population, but recent research suggests… Read More Coping with Cancer in Young Adulthood: Social Justice Issues

Coping with Cancer in Young Adulthood: An Overview

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hcMO8mCEBU] Video courtesy of Critical Mass. Young adulthood is a time when people learn to define relationships, foster independence, participate in new opportunities, and formulate their own path (Hutchison, 2015). While a cancer diagnosis would be difficult at any age, this diagnosis can be particularly difficult for young adults. The effects of such a… Read More Coping with Cancer in Young Adulthood: An Overview

A Biopsychosocial Spiritual Guide to #Adulting

Defining Early Adulthood Early adulthood is a confusing time. So confusing, in fact, that theorists struggle to define the specific age range associated with this stage of the life course. Hutchison (2015) identifies the “typical chronological ages associated with young adulthood” as 22 to 34. However, she acknowledges that some theorists believe the period begins… Read More A Biopsychosocial Spiritual Guide to #Adulting