Items Tagged ‘adolescent cancer’

Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

August 15, 2017

Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

By Reggie Kumar Reggie Kumar

Some parents remain hesitant to get their children vaccinated for the human papilloma virus, despite assurances by medical experts that the recommended shots are both highly safe and effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to protect females between the ages of 9 and 26 and males between the ages of 9 and […]

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Tags: adolescent cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, HPV, HPV vaccine


Teens and cancer: Providing the care and support they need

September 10, 2016

Teens and cancer: Providing the care and support they need

By uclahealth uclahealth

Those teenage years: Adolescents are no longer children, but they aren’t adults yet, either. Teenage cancer patients have unique physical and emotional needs – and sometimes, those needs remain unmet. When teens get cancer Cancer in teens and young adults is relatively rare – possibly leaving healthcare providers ill-equipped to provide the comprehensive, supportive, nuanced […]

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Tags: adolescent cancer, cancer, Dr. Jacqueline Casillas, Dr. Noah Federman, pediatric oncologist, teen cancer, UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program, UCLA Pediatric Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program, young adult cancer