Children and young adults with parents with cancer: a population-based study.
Clinical Epidemiology, March 2012
Astri Syse, Gjøril Bergva Aas, Jon Håvard Loge, Gjøril Bergva Aas, Jon Håvard Loge, Gjøril B Aas, Jon H Loge
Today many people are choosing to have children later in life. Additionally, the use of sophisticated diagnostic tools and screening modalities has increased over recent years. Because of these factors, cancer is being diagnosed more frequently during the child-rearing years. Sociodemographic and cancer-related information on families and minor (0-18 years) and young adult (YA) (19-25 years) children experiencing parental cancer is scarce, but this information is vital for healthcare initiatives aimed toward those potentially adversely affected. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe features of families and minor and YA children affected by parental cancer in a nationwide population.
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