Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults

Keren Batterton


Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. This is the case for adolescents and young adults since cancer is one of the top five leading causes of death in this age group. With the rise of cancer cases in this age group, it is important to study the cancers that have the most effect on adolescents and young adults. This study focused on mortality rate, incidence rate, and five-year relative survival of cancers found in AYA patients and the trend analysis of those three things from 1975 to 2016 on the cancers with the highest mortality rates. The results showed that there were nine cancers with significant mortality rates. The results also suggested that there were significant improvements in the five-year survival rate, mortality rate, and incidence rate in certain cancers but there were cancers where there was not an improvement over time in some cancers. It is important for further understanding and improvement of treatment in adolescents and young adults the effects of cancer and their survival rate, mortality rate, and incidence rate.

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