Categories - Aya

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 4:31pm

During your teenage years, physical changes are a part of normal development. You may notice a difference in the way your body looks, feels and performs. But for teen cancer survivors, these changes are especially difficult. Understanding which changes are normal and which are related to cancer can get confusing and stressful. During and after treatment you may experience:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 4:04pm

I won't deny it, chemotherapy is tough. But during my time in the Chemo Infusion Center, I learned some tricks that helped me cope with treatment.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 2:09pm

I was 24 years old and dating the man of my dreams. The first year of our relationship was perfect. But when I was 25, I started to get sick. I had monthly doctor’s appointments for an entire year to figure out what was wrong.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:23pm

A complex and unexpected mix of emotions sometimes follows the end of cancer treatment. While you are relieved that your cancer is in remission, it’s normal to feel worried that the cancer could come back. Recurrence is one of the most frequently identified fears of cancer survivors especially for adolescent and young adult patients.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 1:19pm

The Adolescent and Young Adult Program at Roswell Park recognizes the unique circumstances related to lifestyle, work, school, family life, and social development that AYAs face when living with cancer.

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 1:01pm

I was diagnosed with cancer in the middle of my college career. Since then, I have relapsed three times. After treatment, it’s always really difficult to return to a normal routine.

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 2:01pm

Prior to treatment, all patients will have access to in-house fertility counseling thanks to a new oncofertility program established by Roswell Park’s AYA Department, Buffalo IVF and the University at Buffalo.

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:13am

Every couple faces challenges throughout the course of a relationship, but nobody expects cancer to be one of them.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 12:06pm

If you or someone you love is living with cancer, heat, sun, and outside activities can present challenges and trigger side effects of treatment. It’s important to take extra precautions to stay safe.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 1:20pm

Being diagnosed with cancer is a very confusing experience. There is a lot of information to absorb in a short period of time and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. This is especially true for adolescents and young adults.