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Sue Morgan: Young people with cancer want more honesty from health professionals

A five-year research project shows that open and honest communication with health professionals and better support for families are essential to young people with cancer, says Teenage Cancer Trust nurse consultant Sue Morgan.
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A five-year research project shows that open and honest communication with health professionals and better support for families are essential to young people with cancer, says Teenage Cancer Trust nurse consultant Sue Morgan

Young people with cancer want more honesty and better support from healthcare professionals, according to a study that covered more than 1,100 patients with cancer aged 13-24 from across the UK for three years after diagnosis.

The results of the five-year research project were discussed at the Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC) annual conference in early July.

Carried out by research group BRIGHTLIGHT and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the project looked at the influences of who

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