Most young adults that attend school are out on Summer break right now, but for those facing cancer treatment that will last through the Fall semester and beyond, this is for you. You may be wondering how you will address your cancer diagnosis and treatment schedule when school starts up again. Fatigue, issues with concentration and constant nausea can get in the way of learning and, just as important, your social life. What do you do? In these two “Moving Forward” videos from ASCO and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, learn more about how to handle your schoolwork and stay connected to your classmates from medical experts and young adult survivors.
From the survivor point of view:
From the healthcare provider point of view:
The foundation offers some great tools for young adults and the schools they attend. Please visit www.livestrong.org/school to learn more about our LIVESTRONG at School curriculum and how to advocate for a young person’s educational needs as they return to school after cancer treatment. If you have more questions regarding how to talk to your teachers, professors, health care professionals and friends about your cancer diagnosis and treatment, please contact us at 1-855-220-7777 or go online to request assistance.