Priority from the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How common is psychological distress and/or mental health problems in young people following treatment? 
Overall ranking This was one of the 20 questions at the workshop that fell outside of the Top 10. These were not ranked in any order of priority
JLA question ID 0060/16
Explanatory note Across the general population of young people there is an increase in mental health issues. We might anticipate that a cancer diagnosis may further impact upon a young person’s mental health; however, we do not know the extent of this problem. 

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What are the risks mental adverse health outcomes among survivors of TYA cancer ~ What is the long term psychological impact of having cancer as a child/young person and what can be done to alleviate negative impact? ~ What are the common emotional needs during and following treatment? ~ How do we prevent the high levels of mental illness seen in cancer survivors treated in the TYA age group? What are the levels of mental illness in this group post treatment? ~ What is the prevalence of PTSD within cancer survivors? ~ is depression after cancer normal? 
Submitted by 3 x health professionals ~ 7 x patients ~ 6 parent/carers 
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0060
PSP name Teenage and Young Adult Cancer
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 185  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 19 January 2018