Young Adults

Check Yourself: A PSA for National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week
Mar
12
2012

  National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week is April 2-8, 2012. Join us in spreading the word and encouraging young adults everywhere to be proactive about their health. THIS YEAR More than 70,000 young adults under the age of 40 will hear the words ‘You have CANCER’; that’s one EVERY eight minutes. We must UNITE […]

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Derailment: When a Young Adult Gets Cancer
Mar
12
2012

  Young adults face unique psychosocial concerns such as fertility preservation, body image, sexuality, education, insurance issues, employment reintegration and long term effects of treatment. Meet ten young adult survivors living in Southern California and Dr. Leonard Sender, Medical Director of CHOC Children’s Cancer Institute and the Director of the Young Adult Cancer Program at […]

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BOOK REVIEW: How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice
Feb
15
2012

How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice may sound like a complicated story, but this book is as honest, charming and funny a story as you’re likely to read this year.  Flowing from inspiring to heartbreaking and back again, Michelle Whitlock’s memoir is a bold and thought-provoking journey that opens up about the […]

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What Has Cancer Stolen From Me?
Jan
26
2012

  Yesterday, I came across a blog posting on Nancy’s Point.  I had never visited Nancy’s Point, but while on Twitter, @CancerCenter was asking Nancy’s question “What has cancer stolen from you?”  As is the case with Twitter, 140 words or less (often in the form of a question) catches your eye and leads you […]

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Ann Partridge, MD, MPH: Treatment of Young Women With Breast Cancer
Jan
13
2012

  Dr. Ann Partridge discusses the differences, biologically, medically, and emotionally, in young women with breast cancer as compared to older women with breast cancer at the 34th Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Dr. Partridge is the Clinical Director, Breast Oncology Center and Director, Program For Young Women With Breast Cancer at the […]

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Voice For Life: Caren Lee, a Young Adult Breast Cancer Survivor
Jan
11
2012

  Caren Cook Lee, a Texas native, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36, just days before getting engaged to her now husband, William. As an advocate for breast cancer, Caren has raised more than $60,000 for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®.  Caren’s message of keep on keepin’ on and […]

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Young Adult
Dec
15
2011

2 Be Me, 800-395-LOOK Online support and education for teens with cancer to help them cope and deal with their physical, social and lifestyle challenges. [website] [email] 2Young-4Gyn-Cancer, (ListServ) Online support community for adolescent and young adult women who have been affected by gynecological cancers. [website] [email] The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation, 856-784-0615 In-hospital psychosocial […]

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Michael P. Link, MD: Pediatric and Young Adult Oncology Advances ASCO 2011
Jun
27
2011

Michael P. Link, MD, is the Lydia J. Lee Professor of Pediatric Cancer and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Director of the Bass Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Dr. Link gives an update on pediatric and […]

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Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD: Young Adult Cancer Update ASCO 2011
Jun
26
2011

Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD gives an update on young adult cancer research and programs at ASCO 2011. Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD is the Medical Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program. Dr. Hayes-Lattin’s patient care training and experience is in treating blood cancers and in stem cell transplants. However, as a young adult […]

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