Loes van Erp, former PhD candidate of the Grootenhuis group of the Princess Máxima Center examined (young) adult survivors of childhood cancer in a number of studies.
The conclusion of the study is: Young adult survivors experience more symptoms and are potentially more vulnerable. Therefore, they need lifelong specialized holistic care.
A lot changes in the young adult age phase: people develop their independence and identity. The influence of health is very great at such a crucial stage of life.