Health behaviors of adolescents who have been diagnosed with cancer

Kathleen M. Hanna

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Many challenges related to the development and diagnosis of cancer are faced by adolescents with the disease. Adolescence is a developmental period for behaviors that risk health. The article describes behaviors that promote and risk health among adolescents who have been diagnosed with cancer. A paucity of studies exists on health-promoting and-risking behaviors among adolescents with cancer. Further studies are needed to explore and describe these adolescents' health-promoting and-risking behaviors. Health care professionals must comprehensively address these adolescents' health care needs related to the diagnosis of cancer as well as the developmental challenges of adolescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-228
Number of pages10
JournalIssues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics


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