What adult cancer care can learn from paediatrics

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has published a PDF on what adult cancer care can learn from paediatrics.

They write: “Cancer care varies in its service quality, whether the patients are adults or children. However, pediatric cancer centers follow three core principles that enhance their patients’ overall care experience. This article distills those principles, with the aim of helping adult cancer centers learn from what pediatric centers do well.”

The three core principles are:

  • Embrace play
  • Tailor the communication
  • Focus on families, not just patients

Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for young people with cancer, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

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