Fay J. Hlubocky on Concerns About Death in Young Survivors

Fay J. Hlubocky, PhD, MA, University of Chicago Department of Medicine, discusses the concerns about death that young adult survivors face.

Fay J. Hlubocky, PhD, MA, University of Chicago Department of Medicine, discusses the concerns about death that young adult survivors face.

Hlubocky found that 67% of young survivors worried about death anywhere from once or twice a week to multiple times a day, with factors such as medical appointments, pain, and waiting for test results triggering these thoughts. Surprisingly, the early survivor cohort, where survivors were about 1 year out of treatment, had more death concerns than patients who were still undergoing active treatment.