CHOC Children’s Straight Talk offers real answers for Adolescents and Young Adult (AYA) patients with tough questions. The only website of its kind in the United States, Straight Talk serves up information in a mobile-friendly, question and answer format.
Straight Talk is a discreet way for patients to research a wide-range of potentially embarrassing topics—from sex to drug use and drinking. When teen patients have straightforward conversations with their care teams, compliance improves and so can outcomes.
“We developed Straight Talk around the basic belief that teens are mature enough to know all about their disease,” said Dr. Sender. “Delivering the best care possible includes addressing the psychological and social impact of cancer.”