Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Being a Young Adult With Cancer

Find practical information about cancer, such as what cancers are most common in young adults, what to do after a diagnosis, how to talk with the doctors and nurses, and how to find help and support.


Learn about cancer and the most common types of cancer that occur in young adults.

Things to Know

There is much to learn about a cancer diagnosis, including how to find an oncologist (a doctor who specializes in cancer) how the cancer is treated, and ways to find support and stay well during treatment.

Finding Help and Support

Support for coping with cancer comes from different places. Many young adults with cancer find that they need different kinds of support throughout the cancer experience.

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