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Young people with cancer: how to offer psychological support

Cancer diagnosis can be especially hard for young people and they need high-quality emotional support from nurses during treatment and beyond

Cancer diagnosis can be especially hard for young people and they need high-quality emotional support from nurses during treatment and beyond

  • Nurses are with young people with cancer from diagnosis to treatment and beyond and have important role
  • Patients aged 13-24 can feel isolated from their peers and may rely on nurses to listen to them and validate their experience
  • Nurses should let young patients know that stress may affect them cognitively and that it’s okay to talk about mental health

Young people with cancer are facing a postcode lottery to access specialist mental health support, putting them at risk of lifelong trauma.

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