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Young Adult Cancer Treatment
Stage 2: Treatment 
The treatment stage is simple to define; you are receiving treatment.  This could be during reoccurrence, secondary cancer, or you have chronic cancer so you will be always in treatment 
As a young adult cancer survivor, cancer treatment can feel isolating.  Majority of the time you are either receiving treatment in children’s hospital or with people who are in there 60's. Finding young adult cancer survivors receiving treatment is a rare sight. Sometimes your doctor is unaware of your challenge you face as a young adult cancer survivor   


Treatment Side Effects

Prior to any treatment, you need to have a discussion with your oncologist about fertility.  Some cancer and radiation can cause infertility.    Click here to learn more
Chemotherapy, radiation, surgery are the common cancer treatments used by doctors today.   Cancer treatments can cause many side effects from vomiting, losing hair, weight loss, chemo brain, and much more.  Learning some of the side effects will help you. Click here to learn more.

Chemo brain


  Cancer survivors describe chemo brain or Chemo fog as memory problems during and after treatment.  As many as 3 out of 4 people with cancer say they're not as mentally sharp.  Even though chemo brain is a widely used term,  it is not well understood, and research are only starting to understand chemo brain.   Click Here to learn more
A caregiver is a person who is assisting the cancer survivor during the treatment stage and many other stages of the cancer survivors. Emotions can affect your relationship with the cancer survivor. Learning the challenges and how to communicate can ease some of the burdens.   Click Here 



Chemotherapy and radiation can make you not want to eat.  Some people lose weight, maintain weight and others gain weight.  Fitness can be a challenge during cancer treatment for some people do not want to move.
Natural Medicine most young adult cancer survivors don't have the insurance that covers natural ways to treat cancer.  Sometimes including a balance of naturopathic and standard treatment will help.  Click here to learn more.

Palliative Care


People are missed informed about palliative care.  Palliative care helps with pain management.  Studies have shown learning to manage pain during and after treatment will extend one life.  Click to learn more.
As a friend of a cancer survivors, learn how you can help and what to say for your friend.  Click to Learn more  


Support Groups

No matter your fitness level it is important to develop ways to help yourself to feel better. Click here to learn more ways to eat and include any fitness during your treatment.  Click here to learn more
Your hospital might have a young adult cancer support group. There is a number of young adult cancer support groups. Click here to find one in your area.


Financial Support

There are a couple of organizations that have adventures for young adult cancer survivors. Click here to find an adventure and connect with one. 
There are a number of organizations that offer a wide verity of financial support. Click here to learn some of them.

Chemo Bag

it’s hard to know what to expect and bring when going for your first time to   Chemotherapy.  Up Cancer team has done the research for you.