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Jill Chang says she always knew she might get cancer some day. It seemed to run in the family. But she never dreamed she’d be diagnosed with cancer at age 30.
Cancers in adolescents and young adults (AYAs)—in ages 15 to 39—are the focus of a new report published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians on September 17, 2020. The researchers looked at rates and trends by sex and race/ethnicity, across 3 smaller age groups: Ages 15 to 19 (referred to as adolescents or teens), ages 20 to 29, and ages 30 to 39.
American Cancer Society grantee Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA, developed and runs a coaching program to help cancer patients ages 12 through 25 build skills that improve resilience.
When an adolescent or young adult gets cancer, treatment can be challenging. At an age characterized by the beginnings of independence, the increased reliance on parents that accompanies a cancer diagnosis often complicates care.
The death rate from cancer in the US declined by 29% from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2% drop from 2016 to 2017, the largest single-year drop ever recorded, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society.
The Affordable Care Act has led to better treatment for young adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer, according to a study from the American Cancer Society and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Brandi Benson spent most of the fall and winter of 2008 working out with her Army unit in Iraq. She felt tired all the time but wouldn’t find out until weeks later that she had Ewing sarcoma.
Niket Desai was at Google headquarters presenting a new project before a large audience when his phone began vibrating in his pocket. It was his doctor calling to tell him he had testicular cancer.