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Emotional needs of young cancer patients unmet

About 70,000 adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer each year. While the disease can be a physical and emotional blow to anyone at any age, a recent study determined that younger patients have a vast set of unmet social and psychological needs. Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center surveyed 215 newly diagnosed cancer patients between the ages of 14 and 39.