Emotional Challenges

Being a teen or young adult can be an emotionally difficult time as it is— then throw cancer into the mix. When your energy is focused on your diagnosis, it’s tough to process what you’re going through. Changes in your physical appearance may affect your self-image and time away from your usual social activities can make you feel like an outsider. Know that you’re not alone in feeling this way— hear from other AYAs who get it.

Charlie, Mike, Jen and Solangee talk about the array of emotions during cancer.

“The more you know, the better it goes.” Mike and others share tips on taking charge.


Cancer Taught Me...