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A Unit of Their Own: Addressing the Special Needs of Hospitalized Teen Cancer Patients

A Unit of Their Own: Addressing the Special Needs of Hospitalized Teen Cancer Patients

http://healthland.time.com/2013/05/08/in-seattle-teens-and-young-adults-with-cancer-get-their-own-quarters/

Source: TIME Magazine

That sense of camaraderie can be critical for young adults battling cancer. It’s the inspiration behind the unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital — the nation’s first inpatient cancer unit devoted to treating teens and young adults. Dr. Douglas Hawkins, associate division chief of Hematology/Oncology at Seattle Children’s, discusses the importance of the dedicated unit.