Teens and Young Adults
Teens and young adults between ages 18 and 39 who are diagnosed with cancer face unique concerns and challenges when it comes to things like education, employment and dating and intimacy.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers YAconnect: Straight Talk for Young Adults Facing Cancer, which features programs and support for young adults aged 18 to 39 who are facing cancer, such as:
- a weekly online chat that provides an open forum for young adults dealing with cancer and cancer survivorship
- a blood cancer discussion board, which features a section specifically devoted to the young adult cancer community
Webcasts feature experts discussing such topics as the physical, emotional and financial challenges faced by young adults with cancer and the gaps in services. Programs include:
- "Cancer Survivorship for Young Adults"
- "Sexuality and Intimacy in Cancer Survivorship"
- "Navigating Employment and Insurance"
- "Living Life, Managing Cancer"
- "Getting the Answers You Need: Fatigue and Other Cancer Treatment Side Effects"