Tuesday, May 17, 2011
A generation of people dealing with cancer is our young adult population. Think about it, there is more in the media about kids with cancer and older adults with cancer, but no one seems to notice the young adults.
I am talking about the 19 to 40 year old group of adults who are in the prime of their sexual lives, becoming newly weds, having children, climbing the career ladder, and owning their first homes. And folks, they get cancer. Many of them are in the fight of their lives.
Well there is a group founded by and for young adults called Stupid Cancer. Visit www.stupidcancer.com and check it out. It is for those from 19- 40 ish who are either dealing with the disease or have survived and now are trying to figure out how to live again.
Many may not realize it but sometimes the treatment to survive cancer causes many other health issues. Things like blood pressure problems, diabetes, stroke, mental challenges, physical challenges, and God forbid another type of cancer.
I'm too young for this is their motto! Their advertisement states it best. Welcome to the club that no one wants to belong to but once you're here, you're family. This is your life plus Cancer where remission is not a cure and survivorship is all that matters.
If you are a young adult dealing with cancer or if you know of one who is, pass on the website link. It is a wonderful place to visit with resources of all kinds for young adults. Now you don't have to feel like you are dealing with this alone. www.stupidcancer.com is the site to visit and it will link you to other sources as well. You can find them on Twitter @stupidcancer and on Facebook/stupidcancer or on the blog at http://blog.stupidcancer.com/
You are too young to go it alone. Find others who are living the same life as you. Check it out.