Yep! April 6-10, 2015 is National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week!
With the knowledge of this, here is my next question…what should we do (as patients, advocates, and organizations) to bring awareness to young adult cancer and all of its topics? How do you think we should be pushing the envelope to better educate, inform, and reach out about the importance of providing age-appropriate resources to young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers?
Last Thursday there was another tweet chat edition of #ayacsm. (the next one is April 19th at 8 pm ET if you want to join!) This great group is comprised of ya cancer organizations, young adult survivors + caregivers, as well as health care providers. The question remains though, how do we continue to bring in more young adult cancer survivors + caregivers into our tribe? What kinds of resources are/were you craving as a young adult cancer survivor or caregiver? If you found the resources that you wanted, how did you arrive there?
How can we continue to build awareness about all of the specific needs that young adult cancer survivors + caregivers require?
Together we can build power, strength, and knowledge! #ThisisAYACancer
For more information about what is happening this week for National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, check out this information from Livestrong.