Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1161–1167 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3937-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Adolescent-young adults (AYA) with cancer seeking integrative oncology consultations: demographics, characteristics, and self-reported outcomes 1 1 1 2 2 Gabriel Lopez & Wenli Liu & Kevin Madden & Bryan Fellman & Yisheng Li & Eduardo Bruera Received: 26 July 2017 /Accepted: 16 October 2017 /Published online: 29 October 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract significant difference regarding overall CIM use. Differences Purpose Integrative Oncology (IO) consultations offer cancer persisted after correcting for stage. patients counseling regarding complementary integrative Conclusion AYA patients make up a small number of overall medicine (CIM). We explored the CIM interests and symptom referrals to an IO consultation, presenting with a low to mod- burden of AYA cancer patients presenting for an IO erate symptom burden. Physical CIM interventions such as consultation. yoga and pilates are of greater interest to the AYA population, Methods Patients referred for an IO physician consultation at suggesting the importance of making such interventions avail- an academic medical center from September 1, 2009 to able in cancer programs serving this population. December 31, 2013 completed an assessment on presentation: MYCaW, ESAS (10 symptoms, 0–10, 10 worst possible), Keywords Adolescent and young adult
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Published: Oct 29, 2017
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