Tag: young adults

5 lessons to my 21-year-old self

I went to see my oncology surgeon the other day for a check-up. For those of you who haven’t read my history, I am a bone cancer survivor. Diagnosed at 21, I was fortunate to have my left leg saved, undergoing aggressive chemotherapy treatment and a major surgery to replace the lower part of my

Life as a young adult cancer survivor

This week was designated the very important Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week to raise better awareness of the challenges facing young adults diagnosed with cancer. Consider these facts:* 2 More than 70,000 young adults (ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer every year. One young adult (ages 15-39) is diagnosed with cancer every eight minutes. Survival