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Young adult patients, survivors convene for Cancer180 Survivorship Symposium

Network - Summer 2012


They gladly gave up a summer Saturday to learn about issues crucial to them.

On Saturday, June 9, 100 young adult patients, survivors, caregivers and friends ages 18 to 39 spoke to and learned from 
MD Anderson experts who are just as invested as they are in finding answers to questions like:

• What are the long-term effects of chemotherapy?

• How can I protect my fertility before, during and after cancer treatment?

• How do I get back into school and/or my career after a lengthy absence?

• How do I deal with issues regarding my changed body image?

• Are there support resources specific to my age range?

During the lunch break, a panel of young adult survivors shared their stories, fielded questions and were living proof that life goes on after cancer and cancer treatment. The first-ever Houston-area symposium was co-sponsored by
MD Anderson, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Novartis Oncology.

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