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The Impact of Cancer on the Young Adult Patient

The Impact of Cancer on the Young Adult Patient

Dr. Denise Rokitka describes the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer population including what makes them unique and why they need special attention. Also discussed will be the more common cancer types seen among AYAs and what action(s) to take if a malignancy is suspected in an AYA patient.


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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Denise Rokitka, MD, MPH

Denise Rokitka, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Director, Pediatric, Adolescent Cancer Survivorship
Director, Young Adult Program and Oncofertility Program
Department of Pediatric Oncology

I joined the Medical Oncology Department at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2008 as an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and Director of the Pediatric Long-Term Follow-up (LTFU) Program.