Young Adult Cancer

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.

With each new year comes a sense of hope. An opportunity to set ambitious goals, break bad habits and learn from past mistakes. It’s a free pass at a fresh start with endless possibilities for growth.

Life shouldn't stop with a cancer diagnosis – especially your love life.

Cancer can feel like the ultimate form of identity theft, especially for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) between 15 – 39 years old.

Kristen and Brandee, members of the AYA and Pediatric Psychosocial team at Roswell Park, will be sharing new insights and advice for the AYA population each month on Cancer Talk.


Cancer doesn’t define you; it’s just a piece of your story.