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Gynecological cancer among adolescents and young adults (AYA).

PMID: 32355841 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.21037/atm.2020.02.41 (read at publisher's website )
PMCID: PMC7186636 (free full text version available)

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Silvia Triarico, Michele Antonio Capozza, Stefano Mastrangelo, Giorgio Attinà, Palma Maurizi, Antonio Ruggiero,

Adolescents and young adults (AYA) patients with cancer show specific biological, sociodemographic and behavioral features, with lower survival rates than younger group. Gynecologic malignancies that occur among AYA requires a multidisciplinary management and a tailored model of care, in order to enhance the early diagnosis, the adherence to the treatment, the enrollment in clinical trials, the rate of survival and the quality of life (QoL). In this article, we review the main gynecological tumors that may occur in AYA, with a focus on the clinical signs at the diagnosis and the modality of treatment. In addition, we proposed a model of multidisciplinary and personalized care for AYA with gynecological tumors, which can help the clinicians to manage the specific gynecologic concerns, such as ovarian failure, contraception, fertility, late psychosocial effects.

Ann Transl Med (Annals of translational medicine)
[2020, 8(6):397]

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