AYA

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 8:36am

I visited my first tanning salon at age 16. In high school I was a cheerleader, and I felt that being tan for games made me look skinnier in my uniform. My friend’s mom owned a tanning salon and always gave us a discount to tan. I even got a job working at a tanning salon for a couple of years.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 1:29pm

I began my fight against cancer in the spring of 2008. I was a 20-year-old junior at the University at Buffalo and a standout shot putter for the track and field team.

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:29am

Testicular cancer is most prominent in men 15-35 but can strike at any age. When caught early and treated properly, it has a 90 percent cure rate. Men can up their odds of successful recovery through education and early detection.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:05am

Each year, nearly 72,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA) between the ages of 15 – 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Unlike pediatric and elderly patients, this age group has not seen much progress in survival rates in the past 30 years.

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:39pm

The words cancer and fun seldom share space in a sentence. But cancer support groups – especially for young adult patients – are increasingly geared towards fun and entertainment in activity-based settings.

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:40am

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.

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 3:22pm

One of the best things about the holiday season is celebrating with friends and family while enjoying a smorgasbord of festive treats. But for cancer patients, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critically important.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 9:41am

Sharing a good book at bedtime is a common tradition for parents and their little ones. It’s a cozy, magical time that builds a strong family bond. When a cancer diagnosis and hospital stay interrupts the fun, Roswell Park can help bridge the distance.

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 2:34pm

Video games get a bad rap for enabling a couch-potato mentality. But for adolescent and young adult cancer patients, gaming could be just what the doctor ordered.

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 3:35pm

Every day, Kristen Fix and Brandee Aquilino, members of the AYA and Pediatric Psychosocial Team at RPCI, offer guidance and support to adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer as they navigate the road to recovery.