TitleAge and Cancer Treatment Are Related to Receiving Treatment Summaries and Survivorship Care Plans in Female Young Adult Cancer Survivors.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsShliakhtsitsava, K, Romero, SAD, Whitcomb, BW, Gorman, JR, Roberts, S, H Su, I
JournalJ Adolesc Young Adult Oncol
Date Published2017 Jul 21

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.

Alternate JournalJ Adolesc Young Adult Oncol
PubMed ID28731789