b-aware || b-there
Young adults diagnosed with cancer are required to press pause during such a pivotal time in their lives and often don’t receive consistent support from busy friends. Unfortunately, poor support can contribute to a negative response to treatment and overall worse health outcomes. Through two key programs, b-aware and b-there, we are providing the information and tools that empower the social support network to be present from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.
What Is b-aware?
What is b-there?
Leading Cause of DeathCancer remains the #1 cause of disease-related death among young adults (AYAs) between the ages of 15-39.
Survival Rates Are Not ImprovingUnlike pediatric and older adult patients, AYAs with cancer have seen little improvement in survival rates since 1975.
Social and Emotional IssuesIsolation is the #1 psychosocial issue impacting AYAs with cancer. Social support and connection is vital for this age group.
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