About Young Adult Cancer Canada
Young Adult Cancer Canada is focused on inspiring, informing and supporting young adults, ages 15-39, dealing with cancer. Young adults face unique issues due to their stage in life; matters relating to fertility, finances and relationships are very different in your 20’s than in your 60’s.
Young adults are caught in a gap and Young Adult Cancer Canada is working to close this gap by offering four national support programs aimed at young adults, including: The RealTime Cancer Community; Retreat Yourself (the only national cancer retreat designed specifically for this age); Survivor Conference (helping survivors use their experiences to help other survivors) and this program: Touch Yourself, Trust Yourself (a cancer education program for high school students).
For more information on Young Adult Cancer Canada please visit our website.
Cancer & Young Adults
Did you know…
- 6,500 Canadian young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year? That’s 18 a day.
- Testicular and breast cancer are the most common cancers in young adults?
- When detected early, testicular cancer is 95-98% curable and the survival rate for young women with breast cancer is 82%?
- Young adults experience every day life in a very unique way, and being diagnosed with cancer is no different?
- Currently there are only eight young adult support groups in the entire country?
- Survival rates for young adults have been stagnant since the 1970’s, meaning their chance of survival is the same as it was 30 years ago?
- Less than 0.1% of research dollars in Canada are directed to young adult research?