Advancing cancer care for 12-24 year olds

Transition

 

 

Fact

“The term ‘transition of care’ refers to the transfer of care between paediatric and adult focused health care. There is generic evidence that AYA patients transitioning between paediatric and adult or primary care are at risk of feeling dissatisfied with their care, disengaging with services and dropping out of care. This may lead to worse disease outcomes.”

 

“For AYAs with cancer, taking on and taking over self-management of their care is essential in the wider context of their transitioning into young adulthood. This responsibility may result in increased self-confidence, a more successful transition to adult health care, improved cancer outcomes, and improved quality of life.”

 

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