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There is an increased risk of death for patients with cancers such as lymphoma, skin melanomas and carcinoma.
Cancer experience affects work performance, career decisions and personal debt.
Younger women who put on pounds may gain protection against breast cancer, but after menopause, weight gain increases risk.
“Young adult survivors are more vulnerable to financial instability for many reasons related to the tasks of young adult development."
Cancer survivors also had more than double the risk for several other negative health conditions.
Widespread vaccination could potentially eliminate cervical, anal, oral and other HPV-related cancers.
Families of children with cancer face special challenges. Here are some places to seek financial, emotional and educational support.
Some of the teens and young adults suffered severe lung damage after smoking e-cigarettes.
Hugo Toovey, self-proclaimed “one but, half a gut,” founded 25StayAlive to encourage young people to be proactive with their health.
Dana-Farber’s Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center is one of the only centers dedicated to treating the diseases in people under age 50.
Here are some groups and programs to help ease the transition from treatment to survivorship.
The results describe the challenges people ages 18 to 39 face during and after treatment.
Not only was he diagnosed with testicular cancer at 23, but when a lung tumor resisted treatment, Daniel needed total lung removal surgery.
Experts say the regimen will become the standard of care for people up to age 40 who are newly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The major goal is to understand why the incidence of disease is increasing in young people, for the purposes of prevention and treatment.
When taken together, the results of the study indicate that being female is a risk factor for early-onset melanoma.
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