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The Voice of Young Adults Affected by Cancer.
The Voice of Young Adults Affected by Cancer.

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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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[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!

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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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[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

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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

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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

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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
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