While many people in their 20’s and 30’s are focused on finishing their education, starting their careers, and finding a partner, young adults affected by cancer may face different concerns, such as where to get the best medical care or how to pay for expensive treatments.
Two new CancerCare fact sheets address the unique challenges of facing cancer as a young adult.
“Coping with Cancer as a Young Adult,” addresses topics that include preserving fertility, disclosing a diagnosis to an employer, and managing physical changes. “Young Adults as Caregivers,” provides helpful tips on caring for a loved one with cancer while also caring for yourself.
Both of these fact sheets can be ordered through our website, and are available completely free of charge.
Along with our publications, we offer free, professional counseling for young adults, including online and face-to-face support groups, moderated by a CancerCare oncology social worker. Learn more about how we help young adults affected by cancer.