For the AYA population, becoming a parent was probably an afterthought, until cancer threatened the possibility.
While there is no way to fully prepare for a cancer diagnosis, it's important to pay attention to any warning signs and recognize symptoms.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and is also celebrated as Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month.
The types of cancers that develop in children are different from those that develop in adults. Lifestyle or environmental risk factors don’t play a role. Instead, it’s usually the result of DNA changes in cells that take place very early in life.