health care providers

“Healthcare providers, as well as young people, need to be more aware that cancer can affect all ages. Being vigilant can allow a cancer diagnosis to be made early when treatment is most effective.” 
Canadian Cancer Society, November 2010

 AYA cancer reports

Canadian cancer statistics 2009, Canadian Cancer Society, 2009

Cancer in young people, Canadian Cancer Society, 2010

Adolescents & Young Adults with Cancer, 2017

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AYA cancer articles

Cancer in 15-29 year olds by primary site; Archie Bleyer et al; Oncologist, 2006 June, 11 (6): 590-601

Young adult’s experiences with cancer, Comments from patients and survivors; Baukje (Bo) Miedema et al; CFP, Vol 52, November 2006

Teens overlooked in cancer research; Suzanne Morrison; McMaster Daily News, January 4, 2007

Cancer’s Orphan Generation, Medical experts are zeroing in on how to increase the survival rates in teens and young adults; Katherine Hobson; US News and World Reports, January 15, 2007

The Forgotten Generation: Young Adult Cancer Patients; Geoff Eaton, Report Card on Cancer in Canada, Vol 10, Winter 2007/2008

Don’t let youth blind you to a cancer diagnosis; Lorna Larsen, Medical Post, September 9, 2008

CAUTION consider Cancer: Common Symptoms and Signs for Early Detection of Cancer in Young Adults; Archie Bleyer; Seminars in Oncology, Vol 36, No 3, June 2009, pp 207-212

Principles and Recommendations for the Provision of Healthcare in Canada to Adolescent and Young Adult-aged Patients and Survivors; Conrad Fernandez, MD et al for the Canadian Task Force on Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer; Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Vol 1, May 2011

Incidence of Breast Cancer With Distant Involvement Among Women in the United States 1976 to 2009; Rebecca H. Johnson, MD et al; Journal of the American Medical Association, February 27, 2013

Cancer’s lost generation: the teens and young adults ‘forgotten in the middle;’ Hannah Partos;  The Guardian, December 2013

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Team Shan breast cancer awareness for young women resources available for your office

English/French

“What makes this disease so scary is that its victims are otherwise healthy young adults in whom we least expect to find something seriously wrong.”  
Dr. Kenneth Hook Bsc, MD, CM, CCFP, FCFP (Team Shan Community Project)