April 4th, 2012

The Challenges Facing Young People With Cancer

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Being diagnosed with cancer at any age is a terrifying thing, but for young people, a cancer diagnosis can mean falling into a unique treatment limbo. Young adults are often faced with receiving treatment among children in pediatric wards, or with elderly patients in more traditional oncology wards - and neither option addresses the specific needs of a young adult population…Cancer survivor and activist Jenna Langer, 25, was treated in the pediatric BMT unit at Mayo Clinic during her bone marrow transplant in May 2011…Jenna Langer, a 25-year-old cancer survivor and activist from New Ulm, Minn., will also join the discussion.

 

 

MPR   4/4/12

Tags: Cancer, cancer treatment, Jenna Langer, young adults

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