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Despite progress, adolescents and young adults face substantial cancer disparities by race/ethnicity.
These survivors are more likely to develop high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disorder and other chronic conditions.
Weeks after testing positive for the coronavirus, one in five young adults without chronic conditions had not fully recovered.
These cancers include those that are rare among adults under 40, such as breast, colon, pancreas, kidney, prostate and ovarian cancer.
Participants also reported improvements in quality of life
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.
Families of children with cancer face special challenges. Here are some places to seek financial, emotional and educational support.
Widespread vaccination could potentially eliminate cervical, anal, oral and other HPV-related cancers.
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.
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