Some adolescent cancer survivors may require more comprehensive mental health screening

New research has identified that there are distinct profiles of psychological symptoms in adolescent cancer survivors. Reviewing nearly 4000 patients treated over a 30 year period, researchers found that these symptom profiles often corresponded with patient’s cancer treatments. For example, depression, anxiety and social withdrawal were more common in brain irradiation than other treatments. This research provides an opportunity to improve the quality of life of childhood cancer survivors.
Medical News Today, 19/07/2016