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Young Adult Cancer Awareness week is April 3-9, 2011.
Did you know that 70,000 young adults (age 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer every year? Learn more about the unique challenges this group faces and some of the wonderful resources to support them in OncoLink's YA section.

The Walkabout: Helping Young Adults Transition to Survivorship
Young adults are often treated alongside people twice their age in clinics where the staff has little experience with their unique issues. Many young adults find it difficult to get the support and understanding they need from their peers and healthcare team during and after treatment. A program at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center is working to combine mindfulness-based stress reduction with art therapy and counseling to assist adolescents and young adults in transitioning to survivorship.

OncoLink Blogs

The Boss's Blog
In working on an article to educate people about the risks associated with human papilloma virus, HPV: The Basics, we came across an interesting article from a Canadian study, describing some of the ways HPV is spread between partners. We thought the boss would find it an interesting read, so we left it on his desk. The result? His next blog , entitled Do People Really Understand HPV? – I think he was a little shocked - you may be too...

Can you ever forget?
Can you ever forget you have or had cancer? Blogger Alysa Cummings poses just this question in her latest blog, Sometimes I Almost Forget. Donna Lee Lista explores life after the 5-year cancer-versary. Is it what you thought it would be?

OncoLink PollOncoLink Poll: Can you ever forget that you have been diagnosed with cancer?

Minority Cancer Awareness Week
April 17-23, 2011 is Minority Cancer Awareness week, an annual event drawing attention to the disproportionate impact cancer has on minorities. Minority populations are more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancer and more likely to die from the disease. Learn more!

OncoLink eNews March 2011

Brown Bag ChatWebchat Anyone? OncoLink hosts monthly webchats on a topic of interest where local experts take your questions. Join us on April 14th, 12:30-1:30 PM EST for a fun, interactive webchat! We will be testing your cancer IQ and busting common cancer myths. Heard a cancer rumor and wonder if it is true? Submit it to our experts live or in advance.

To participate in any chat, just go to OncoLink and look for a link for the chat in the center blog box. From that page you can post questions, read along with the chat (or the transcript after the event). No registration or sign up is necessary, so come on over! Look for our May 20th chat, which will be live from the Abramson Cancer Center Melanoma conference and focus on sun safety & melanoma treatment.

OncoLink eNews March 2011

OncoPilotDo You Know OncoPilot?
OncoPilot is a great tool, particularly for people with a new diagnosis. In addition to articles about finding an oncologist, second opinions and preparing for the first visit, there are printable logs to keep track of appointments, tests and treatments. It also includes information on recurrence and transitioning to survivorship. Just click on the logo in the left menu from any OncoLink page to check it out!

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