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Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, April 2-8th
Every year 70,000 people between the ages of 15 and 39 (young adults, YAs) are diagnosed with cancer. Despite the many advances in cancer care, survival rates in this group have not changed in 30 years. But YAs aren't sitting by quietly- they've started a movement to create change. Get the facts about cancer in YAs on OncoLink or from The Group Room and check out this video about the young adult movement!

Minority Cancer Awareness Week is April 16-22nd
This week promotes increased awareness of prevention and treatment among minorities, who are at greater risk of developing cancer and dying from the disease. Learn more about cancer in minorities on OncoLink and the Centers for Disease Control.

Learning About Cancer Risk
What's My Cancer Risk?It is not uncommon for the friends and family of someone diagnosed with cancer to question their own cancer risk. What's My Risk? Is a program designed to help them learn more about their risk - and more importantly, take steps to reduce their risk. OncoLink has partnered with our local news, Philly.com/health, to bust some cancer risk myths! For the month of April, we will present a daily fact about cancer risk and present some of the facts about these common misconceptions. Check out this exciting project and create your cancer risk profile using What's My Risk?

Recognize a Loved One and Support our Team
Recognize your loved one's courage and spirit by supporting OncoLink's mission to provide free, up to date cancer information to anyone who needs it. Donate now and 100% of your tax-deductible donation will be devoted to ongoing development and dissemination of OncoLink's educational resources.

Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, April 22-28th
OncoLink Colon Cancer Awareness MonthLearn more about head & neck cancers. Smoking and alcohol use have always been associated with head & neck cancers. However, in the past decade, cases in young, non-smokers have been on the rise due to human papillomavirus (learn more). Check out our April 11th webchat to get your questions answered!

Many places host free cancer screening events in April - find one near you!

OncoLink WebchatsUpcoming OncoLink Webchats
No registration is needed, just come to the webchat page at the event time. You can also submit questions in advance or read a transcript after the event. You can use your (public) Twitter account to participate during the live event (use the hashtag #oncochat).

If you missed the March 2nd chats on Gastrointestinal Cancers and Pancreatic Cancers (or any others), you can read the transcript any time on the webchat archive page.


Attention Survivors!
Did you know that the Institute of Medicine recommends that all cancer survivors have a survivorship care plan? Did you know that OncoLink has a free program to develop your plan? Check it out and create your plan today!

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