There is clearly a need for research and healthcare institutions to pay more attention to AYAs to help mitigate negative outcomes. So, the most urgent question becomes… What can be done to help?Continue reading
Finding Grace Through Grief
The lesson I’ve learned from all of this tremendous grief is to show yourself some freaking grace. Give credit that your loved ones know how you feel, that the appreciation you have is known, and that while you’ll always wish for more time, it’s okay that things were left where they were.Continue reading
Survival Is Insufficient
Now there is scientific research showing that the young adult cancer population, aged 18-39, is the most isolated age-group who experiences cancer, and that this isolation is linked to all sorts of quality of life issues. It affects survival rates, reintegration into normal life, and a host of other things. There is data showing that surviving cancer is not enough, we must also be helped to thrive. There is data showing that survival is insufficient.Continue reading
Write Now With Jean Rowe: Remember
In the Sunday Reset, we wrote about “Remember that time when,” and the sharing was rich. It included being connected to cancer journeys while also transcending them. Why is this important?Continue reading
Book Club Discussion
It’s officially time for the Young Adult Cancer Book Club’s online video chat discussion of Wild, by Cheryl Strayed!Continue reading
Register for Inside the Terrarium!
Cactus Cancer Society is hosting an online, day-long, young adult cancer survivorship event inspired by the five themes of the show Queer Eye. More than just a series of webinars, the event will be extremely interactive and will allow young adults facing cancer to engage with one another and to meaningfully connect with subject-matter experts.Continue reading
Submit a Journal Prompt!
Have you thought of a journal prompt you think our community would love? You can submit an anonymous journal prompt recommendation!Continue reading
So, What Exactly Is An AYA?
An adolescent just diagnosed with cancer who is exploring their identity will likely have very different needs than a young adult recently diagnosed with cancer who just had their first child.Continue reading
May 2022 Programs!
Check out what’s happening at Cactus Cancer Society this May!Continue reading