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Got cancer? Toss out your Kleenex and copy of Terms of Endearment . Getting diagnosed in your twenties and thirties comes with a lot of unexpected perks that help you get busy living, even on those...
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[PERSONAL] Here is an article acknowledging an issue that many do not feel comfortable discussing with their doctor. This article addresses issues and answers questions about how Cancer affects your sex life. Check it out!
Embarrassed to start the conversation, women tend not to bring up the topic with their doctors: Does cancer kill your sex life?
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[ENOUGH] Tired of hearing the same ole’ clichés from your friends and family? Even though these clichés are said with the very best intentions, sometimes it can be frustrating to hear the same thing time and time again. Dan Duffy writes about what not to say to a cancer patient, and why. Check it out! ^LF
I want to share a few thoughts with those of us who are either friends or loved ones of cancer patients or caregivers. We know that you love us, and want to comfort us, and we love and adore you for it. With that said, we will tear you a new one for saying any of the following platitudes.
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Well, disease makes us vulnerable, and vulnerability can really open up the issues of our self esteem. Which forces people to walk on egg shells when they're communicating with them.
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[SUPPORT] Check it out! Here is an interesting article from the Huffington Post about young cancer patients and social networking. Identifying the advantages of participating in social events, networks, and groups with others also dealing with Cancer. ^LF
Young people are social beings, but for the more than half a million young adult cancer survivors in America, finding support and guidance through existing social networks can be a tall task.
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Many good points made in this article. Interesting and insightful. 
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[FABULOUS] The City of Hope’s positive image center and celebrity hairstylist Jose Eber join together for a day of styling. He is an advocate in the fight against women's cancer. Jose Eber and his glam team spent the day making female patients look and feel fabulous. Check it out!^LF
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[STIGMA] An article acknowledging the sigma attached to lung cancer.  In an effort to educate the reader, CNN Health reports that lung cancer doesn’t discriminate. Both smokers and non-smokers are affected everyday by this horrible disease. Air pollution is the number one link that has contributed to Lung cancer. This leaves anyone who breathes air vulnerable to lung cancer. Check it out! ^LF
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[Relevant] Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, IA has started a new program. The program focuses exclusively on Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer care. The oncologists at Blank Hospital understand the unique circumstances for cancer patients under 40.  From raising awareness to young adult cancer, to age appropriate care; this program is taking a proactive approach in changing the way young adults are cared for. Read more about this new problem. ^LF
Although there's never a good age to learn of a cancer diagnosis, young adults often face more challenges getting the care and support they need. The new Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at Blank Children's Hospital aims to address those issues.
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[MOBILE] Got a smart phone?  Check out Re-mission 2. Download it free online for Android and iOS mobile devices.  Re-mission 2 is a game created by Cigna and Hopelab for young adults fighting cancer. Take a virtual reality tour of the human body and literally fight cancer. The game mirrors real life medical treatments as weapons to help the player fight cancer. Some of the weapons include chemotherapy, antibiotics and body immune cells.  Need another reason to play? Research shows playing Re-mission 2 creates a more positive, confident and hopeful outlook in the success with your own battle with cancer. ^LF
Redwood City, CA and Bloomfield, CT (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Global health service company Cigna (NYSE: CI) and HopeLab today announced that HopeLab’s free cancer-fighting Re-Mission 2 online games and the Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge mobile app, developed with support from Cigna, will demo in Booth #307 at the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) 37th Annual Conference and Exhibit, taking place September 19–21, 201...
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[FEELGOOD] Pet therapy is teh awesome. Anyone out there with a pet who made cancer suck a little less?
"I'm going through Chemotherapy. This is my 2yo lab/shepherd mix after every treatment. No better love." Stephanie is fighting cancer and is comforted by her rescued dog Monroe every day. She writes, "I'm fighting the good fight and have my fur baby on my side!!" Stephanie shared with DogHeirs how Monroe is helping her through her treatments and is her "saving grace": "My name is Stephanie and I was a healthy 28 year old until...
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The Voice of Young Adults Affected by Cancer.
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Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization that empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services. We are the nation's largest support community for this underserved population and serve as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement. Our charter is to ensure that no one goes unaware of the age-appropriate support resources they are entitled to so they can get busy living

Young adults, a largely unknown group in the war on cancer, account for 72,000 new diagnosis each year. That's one every eight minutes. It's also seven times more than all pediatric cancers combined. This is not OK!
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