UAB holding Young Cancer Survivor’s Conference

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — You often hear about people surviving childhood cancer or survivors in their 40’s and 50’s; but there is a group of young cancer survivors, with very unique needs, that many times get overlooked. Those 15 to 39-year-olds deal with many social, physical, emotional and even spiritual issues after cancer.

Saturday, March 15th, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is putting these survivors’ front and center with a conference designed to help them in their stage of life.

“In the 25 to 39 year old group, who are just trying to start their families, starting their careers, who are trying to start social relationships, or even personal relationships, it’s an age group that usually gets overlooked because cancer normally gets diagnosed later in life after the 40’s and 50’s.” -Teri Hoenemeyer, UAB

The event will be held next Saturday at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Wallace Tumor Institute, from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

It’s very important to register ahead of time online. You can register here.

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