Analysis

Children and young people with cancer: why specialist nurses are crucial for age-appropriate care

UK-wide analysis of children and young adults with cancer shows a mixed picture

UK-wide report on children, teenagers and young adults with cancer has positive news on survival rates, but there is more work to be done on certain types of the disease

  • Children, teenagers and young adults benefit from specialist care in age-appropriate settings
  • More work is needed to tackle certain types of cancer and ensure that all young people access specialist care
  • Specialist services can improve psychological outcomes, so young people can move on with their lives

For the first time, data on cancer in children, teenagers and

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