Each year, approximately 70,000 young people (ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer in the United States – accounting for about 5 percent of cancer diagnoses across the country. Statistically, young adults are more likely than either younger children or older adults to be diagnosed with certain cancers, such as Hodgkin lymphoma, melanoma, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, and sarcomas.
Our goal is to bring together these young adults affected by cancer and their relatives, with the community or academic providers who treat these patients. Physicians and other representatives from a broad range of resources will be available at the event to educate patients and providers on specific areas regarding the Affordable Care Act, fertility, tobacco, participation on clinical trials, school and job re-entry, amongst other topics.
Please contact the planning team at Intersections@ucsf.edu with any questions.
Open to all Bay Area AYA oncology patients between the ages of 15 and 30 and their family and friends. 50 patient registrants will be selected on September 1 to receive a pair of tickets to the Giants game beginning at 6pm on September 17.
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