Cancer can affect anyone, including young adults and teens. In these “Your Stories” podcasts from ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation, two survivors tell their stories about when a diagnosis of cancer changed everything.
It’s normal for young adult cancer survivors to have concerns about dating and sex. Getting the answers to these 3 commonly asked questions may help you feel more prepared and confident as you start new relationships. Learn more.
Read about 4 activities that can help you build a legacy to be remembered by.
The 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research will address key issues in promoting well-being in people who have finished active cancer treatment, covering topics such as exercise, follow-up care in young adult survivors, and better support for sexual problems.
Research highlights from the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium address computers in exam rooms, doctor and patient views of prognosis and cure, having patients and caregivers practice yoga together, and resilience training in adolescents and young adults.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology compared HPV vaccination rates in adolescents and young adults with and without cancer. They found that survivors have lower vaccination rates than those without a history of cancer.
A cancer diagnosis can affect your ability to have a child in the future. Start thinking about your fertility before treatment starts and how to plan for life after treatment.
National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week runs from April 4 to 10. In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Lidia Schapira writes about some specific challenges that young adults with cancer face and why building awareness of young adult cancer is so important.