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Description - Cancer In Young Adults by Anne Grinyer

The original inspiration for this book was George who died from osteosarcoma at the age of 23. During his illness his parents tried without success to access information on the life-stage issues that make life-threatening illness during young adulthood particularly difficult to manage. They could find no literature relating specifically to this problem and struggled throughout George's four years of living with cancer to cope with the additional problems faced by families in this situation. After his death they set up a research project to help other families facing these issues. This book is the outcome of that research. It is heavily based on the use of narrative material written by parents whose young adult children have been diagnosed with cancer. It addresses issues such as sexuality and fertility, independence, the need for normality, the effect on siblings, the ownership of medical information, financial issues, the impact on the parents' partnership and the emotional consequences of the illness. It is designed to be of practical assistance both to parents and to health professionals involved with the care of young adults with cancer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780335212309
ISBN-10: 0335212301
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 151mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anne Grinyer

Anne Grinyer is a lecturer in both the Institute for Health Research and the School of Independent Studies at Lancaster University.

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