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Ask A Cactus

Welcome to the newest program at Cactus Cancer Society, Ask A Cactus! Have a burning question about the YA Cancer survivorship experience? Ever wonder how another YA patient/survivor made a specific decision? Curious how other YAs rework a busy lifestyle once hearing the words “You have cancer.”? Stay tuned as we start to learn from others in the community of YAs facing cancer.

How does it work?

We’ll choose an important topic, introduce you to an expert on that topic, and then invite you to submit your questions to be answered by them. The expert will then partner up with a few young adult cancer survivors to answer all your questions.  The experts will create small videos and short written excerpts addressing questions, one at a time, and together we’ll start learning about everything from nutrition to pharmaceutical research, fertility concerns, different lived experiences, and more.

Fertility & Family Building

Our Next Ask a Cactus: Fertility & Family Building

Meet our next expert for Act a Cactus: Catherine Benedict, PhD, to discuss family building!


Ask A Cactus: Let’s Talk Nutrition

Meet Alison Meagher, MS, RDN, as she prepares to answer all our burning questions about nutrition and cancer.

Ask a Cactus: Dietician vs. Nutritionist

Our expert Alison is here to answer an important question: what's the difference between a dietician and a nutritionist?

Ask a Cactus: What’s Up With Sugar and Cancer?!

So... does sugar *really* feed cancer? Our expert Alison gives us scientifically-backed information!

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