Currently Viewing
A look into the lives of young adults with cancer
February 23, 2012 – Lindsay Ray
Writing about cancer on the bathroom wall
February 16, 2012 – Kathy LaTour
Want to get back to work after cancer? Here's help
February 16, 2012 – Elizabeth Whittington
Dr. Bill's ultimate marathon
February 14, 2012 – Katherine Lagomarsino
Why regulation matters ... but also flexibility
February 09, 2012 – Elizabeth Whittington
Dating Teleconference Today
February 08, 2012 – Lindsay Ray
Making every breath matter
February 07, 2012 – Elizabeth Whittington
Multitasking Drug Emerges for Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
February 07, 2012 – Elizabeth Whittington
Make a difference
February 06, 2012 – Elizabeth Whittington

A look into the lives of young adults with cancer

BY Lindsay Ray
PUBLISHED February 23, 2012
Are you a young adult dealing with cancer or its after–effects? Or are you a caregiver trying to help a young adult with cancer while also giving them the independence they crave? These and many other issues are addressed in the YouTube video series, "Good Times and Bald Times," from Seattle Children's Hospital. The series features a circle of young adult survivors who tackle topics, such as nutrition, ports and picc lines and fertility issues. The conversations among the group are candid and emotional. Sandwiched between adulthood and childhood, young adults can face a unique set of difficulties when faced with a cancer diagnosis. Thanks to the movie 50/50 and organizations, such as i'm too young for this! cancer foundation, Planet Cancer and First Descents, the young adult cancer movement is gaining recognition for having their own needs and voices. At the end of March, I'll be traveling to Las Vegas to cover the OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults and bring back the latest on issues, including self image and how to manage a career after cancer. Let us know what issues you want us to cover or find at the Summit.
Be the first to discuss this article on CURE's forum. >>
Talk about this article with other patients, caregivers, and advocates in the General Discussions CURE discussion group.

Related Articles


Sign In

Not a member? Sign up now!

Sign Up

Are you a member? Please Log In