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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:55pm

Cancer is a scary diagnosis for anyone, and adolescents and young adults can have an especially hard time dealing with the news that a parent is sick. But you are far from alone. About 2.5 million teens live with a parent who is fighting or survived cancer.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:16pm

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, my boyfriend Michael and I were still in the beginning stages of our relationship.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:22pm

While there is no way to fully prepare for a cancer diagnosis, for parents coping with childhood cancer it's important to pay attention to any warning signs and recognize symptoms.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 2:03pm
A pilot social media program at Roswell Park aims to help adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors, by providing a safe online space to share their thoughts and know that they are not alone.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:35pm
When she was almost 11, Kayla was mysteriously sick for two months. She noticed she couldn’t walk around New York City during a dance competition without feeling sick. First her doctors thought she had a cold or mono, and then a stomach bug. Then, on her 11th birthday, her lymph nodes became the size of baseballs. Her blood work showed that her white blood cell count was through the roof.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:59pm

Like many young women with hopes and dreams, Racine Walton had a lot to look forward to as she approached her 28th birthday.

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 10:00am
The cause of testicular cancer is unknown. Learn the risk factors that increase the chance of developing this disease.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:06pm
Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly: in the United States, 10,380 children under the age of 15 were diagnosed in 2016. And there are still a lot of unknowns about why children get cancer.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 4:20pm

In June, More than 50 local teen cancer survivors, patients and their guests enjoyed a night of dancing and fun at the fourth annual prom hosted by Carly’s Club, a social support program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. This year, the event celebrated with a New York City theme, which transported guests to the Big Apple. 

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 3:53pm

Three days after Emily’s 19th birthday, she received the devastating news that she had stage 3 malignant melanoma, one of the most serious forms of skin cancer. She was given less than a 59 percent chance of surviving the next five years. In a state of shock, she felt her only options were fight or flight – to face her diagnosis head-on or to live in fear – and she chose to fight.