Most Common Cancers in Young Adults age 18-39
By Ayla Albek and Rico Dence
 Every year, an estimated 1.7 million Americans get diagnosed with cancer. Out of that number, approximately 80,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer.

When young adults are diagnosed with cancer they must think fast and quickly decide their path in life.  Some cannot help but to feel like a part of their youth has been stripped away. No more making your own rules, no more deciding exactly what you want.  You cannot take cancer lightly.

Every decision you make will impact you one way or another. You have a lot to learn in a short period of time.   At Up Cancer we are here to help you to get up to speed. Read about the different tips  First priority is to ask your doctor if your treatment will affect your fertility.  Click here for a list questions to ask your oncologist.
 
According to the National Canc er Institute:  These are  most common Types of cancer in young adult.  

National Cancer Institute states the following in young adults AYA
The most common cancers in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) are:
Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death in Young Adult  AYA population
Challenges of cancer.


    Another challenge is finding the best support.  There is a plethora of cancer-treating doctors, but you must find one that fits your needs and/or least is a great doctor.  A supportive system with friends and family is important.  It can also create a strong foundation for love and assistance while  you are going through treatment. Emotions can be difficult, so speak to your hospital social worker to help you find a good counselor.

      
The main concern with getting diagnosed with cancer at a younger age is that you are going to have to change your normal habits.  A good tip is to develop healthier habits, so the cancer does not come back or worsen. Cancer can be very unpredictable, so we must be prepared to face it if it comes back.  Let’s plan for it not to return. 

To reduce your chances of cancer returning or getting a different cancer, take these steps. None of these steps are a guaranteed from preventing cancer they wont hurt you and improve your quality of life.  

1.  drink more water
2.  maintain health weight
3.  eat natural food
4.  make exercise a priority

A little adjustment can go a long way.
Recovering from cancer treatment can be exhausting so you should not throw yourself into hard exercises but going on a walk for 30 minute a day can truly make a positive impact on your health.