Age and Cancer Treatment Are Related to Receiving Treatment Summaries and Survivorship Care Plans in Female Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Ksenya Shliakhtsitsava, Sally A.D. Romero, Brian W. Whitcomb, Jessica R. Gorman, Samantha Roberts, H. Irene Su

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Abstract

The study determined factors associated with patient-reported receipt of survivorship care plans and/or treatment summaries (SCP/TS). Two hundred forty female young adult cancer survivors ages 18-44 completed a web-based survey that included self-report on receiving SCP/TS. Mean age was 32.8 (standard deviation 5.8) years; 20% were diagnosed with cancer at age <21. Only 47% reported receipt of SCP/TS. Age <21 at diagnosis (odds ratio [OR] 2.0, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.0-3.9), chemotherapy (OR 2.3, 95% CI 1.2-4.6), central nervous system radiation (OR 2.5, 95% CI 1.1-5.6), and bone marrow transplantation (OR 7.2, 95% CI 1.5-33.3) were significantly associated with higher odds of SCP/TS receipt. Improved integration of TS and SCP into cancer survivorship care is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-578
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cancer survivorship
  • Survivorship care plan
  • treatment summary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology

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