Registration for YA Cancer Gabfest 2022 is now open! Throughout the week of December 5th, we invite you to share, explore, and learn as we socialize and engage with each other.Continue reading
Here at Cactus Cancer Society, we’re always interested in amplifying the voices and experiences of young adults facing cancer, and making sure this population is represented in research. Check out these research opportunities focused on YAs with cancer!Continue reading
Meet Our New Program Coordinator!
Hi folks! I’m Christina, the new Program Coordinator here at Cactus Cancer. I’m excited to officially introduce myself!Continue reading
Looking for Help With Clinical Trials?
Finding a clinical trial can be overwhelming. Patients are often left to search for trials on their own, leaving them with more questions than answers. Fortunately, our friends at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society provide a free service to take this burden off patients and their families!Continue reading
Dating and Cancer History: To Disclose or Not to Disclose?
Cancer is my heaviest baggage. It’s my crazy ex-girlfriend that tried to kill me, and I would hate it if she ever came back, but she’s crazy, so she might. And I feel that I have to tell you at some point, so when’s the right time?Continue reading
Progress with Prozac
After Facing Testicular Cancer, I Realized I Was Feeling Depressed – So I Asked For AntidepressantsContinue reading
You Are Not Alone. I Repeat: You Are Not Alone.
I wish that I had the awareness that this was a common feeling for AYAs when I was first diagnosed and undergoing treatment, because, although I had so much support from my family and friends, I still felt isolated and misunderstood.Continue reading
Hi, My Name Is Aerial And I Have Anxiety.
The difference between Aerial today and Aerial from a decade ago is the management of my mental health. I have my “go-to” list that helps me get through moments of angst, like the middle of the night panics when all my friends are sleeping and my husband is snoring the night away.Continue reading
Peace Amidst Chaos
There are many things in life that we prepare for. We study or practice and hope that when the time comes, we are ready for whatever faces us. So, when something extreme happens to us, like being diagnosed with cancer, what preparation from our lives do we fall back on?Continue reading
Why The Cancer Experience Can Be Especially Difficult for AYAs
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