Cancer in the adolescent and young adult population of Western Australia

Fatima A A Haggar

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology population is a unique category of patients with tumours that often differ from those affecting paediatric and older adults. Health outcomes of AYA patients with cancer may be influenced by a number of factors including treatment provided, 'host' biology, access to health services and socioeconomic factors. This thesis reports outcomes among individuals diagnosed with cancer between ages 15 and 39 years, including: trends in incidence and mortality; relative survival and excess risk of death and; the occurrence of adverse pregnancy and perinatal outcomes among female AYA cancer survivors and their offspring.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date19 Jul 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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