Young Cancer Patients Often Lack Support

Steve McKinionUncategorized1 Comment

We are meeting so many teenagers who are fighting cancer at UNC.  They are some of the tens of thousands battling childhood cancers.  Their needs go far beyond the physical.  We continue to pray for ways to help minister to those fighting these diseases called cancer and to raise awareness so perhaps soon there can be a cure.

“When patients in this age group are diagnosed with cancer, they face issues — premature confrontation with mortality, changes in physical appearance, disruptions in school or work, financial challenges and loss of reproductive capacity — that can all be particularly distressing,” study lead author Bradley Zebrack, associate professor of social work at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, said in a university news release.

Harrison enjoying the rec room at UNC Children’s Hospital

Read the entire article here: Young Cancer Patients Often Lack Support: Study – US News and World Report.

One Comment on “Young Cancer Patients Often Lack Support”

  1. Hi, McKinions ~

    My husband Bill and I continue to pray for Harrison and all of you. I have several things in common with Harrison: I am a UNC Hospital patient who has had 8 of my 10 sarcoma surgeries there; I have leukemia, but mine is the “good” kind, CLL.

    My second surgery was at the U of Michigan Hospital, which is mentioned in your post. I follow Harrison’s journey through April’s Facebook posts.

    Blessings to all the family ~

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