Our special series “Young and Diagnosed” focuses on the unique challenges and experiences of young adults facing a cancer diagnosis. In this episode, we meet...
Adolescent/ Young Adult Cancer
In this blog from our Pasadena affiliate, our guest blogger shares the story of Olivia Gaines, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was in college. Her powerful story represents the experience of many adolescents and young adults who face cancer.
April 1-7 marks Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week. Adolescents and Young Adults with cancer (AYAs) face a whole new set of fears after they’ve finished treatment. Check out our blog from a young adult cancer survivor to learn more about this population.
The issue here is that AYAs have specific needs that children and older people with cancer don’t necessarily have. There are 3 main coping strategies to remember when being socially supportive: Share. Listen. Support
Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, often referred to as AYAs, are loosely defined as people ages 15-39 years old. People on the younger side of this range often get treatment tailored to children, and people on the older side of this range often get treatment tailored to older individuals. The issue here is that AYAs have specific needs that children and older people with cancer don't necessarily have.
Suleika Jaouad, Emmy-award winning New York Times columnist, and Seamus McKiernan, Deputy Blog Editor at The Huffington Post, join host Kim Thiboldeaux today to take...