Young adults with cancer face unique challenges

By Sheryl M. Ness, MayoClinic

Having a diagnosis of cancer is difficult at any age. However, if you’re one of nearly 70,000 young adults in your late teens to early thirties diagnosed with cancer, you’re experiencing some unique challenges.

You may be at a point in your life when you’re sorting through educational opportunities, exploring new work experiences and lifestyle options. Now, suddenly your focus is redirected to learning more about your cancer, navigating treatment options and managing the many challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis.

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