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Substance Use Behaviors in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients: Associations with Mental and Physical Health.

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Summary of "Substance Use Behaviors in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients: Associations with Mental and Physical Health."

Cancer diagnosis in adolescents and young adults (AYA) coincides with the developmental initiation of substance use and emergence of affective disturbance. We examined substance use behaviors and risk-stratified associations with mental and physical health, as well as objective indicators of tobacco and cannabis use and concordance with self-report and medical records.

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Name: Psycho-oncology
ISSN: 1099-1611
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The application of methods designed to reduce the risk of harm associated with certain behaviors without reduction in frequency of those behaviors. The risk-associated behaviors include ongoing and active addictive behaviors.

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A malignant solid tumor arising from mesenchymal tissues which normally differentiate to form striated muscle. It can occur in a wide variety of sites. It is divided into four distinct types: pleomorphic, predominantly in male adults; alveolar (RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, ALVEOLAR), mainly in adolescents and young adults; embryonal (RHABDOMYOSARCOMA, EMBRYONAL), predominantly in infants and children; and botryoidal, also in young children. It is one of the most frequently occurring soft tissue sarcomas and the most common in children under 15. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p2186; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, pp1647-9)

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