Posted by Michael Root on April 02, 2012
This week we hope to focus our awareness efforts on young adult cancer. Vital Options International is sponsoring National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, April 2-8, to spread the word about a significant concern in the US.
Did you know…
- Approximately 72,000 young adults in the US are diagnosed with cancer each year
- In recent years, cancer incidence in young adults has risen more than any other age group
- Over the last 20 years, overall survival rates for young adults with cancer have reached a plateau
These are startling numbers but ones that together we can work to change! This week, please take some time to raise awareness about this important issue. The following website is an excellent resource on the topic that includes videos and fact sheets: http://www.youngadultswithcancer.org.
This week, be sure to show extra support to the brave young adults in your life facing cancer!