Psychosocial Management of AYAs Diagnosed With Cancer: Guidance for Health Professionals

This guideline discusses psychosocial management of adolescents and young adults (AYA’s) – aged between 15 and 24 – diagnosed with cancer of any type. Topics of discussion include effective communication, addressing the support and information needs of family members, addressing physical/medical issues that impact psychosocial wellbeing, addressing psychological wellbeing, helping to keep the patient connected with life outside their cancer treatment, providing age appropriate clinical management, and addressing palliative care needs. Other resources are also provided for patients, family and friends, and for health professionals.