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Brain Tumors

Of brain and other nervous system cancer diagnoses from 2004-2008 approximately 12.9% were diagnosed under the age of 20, 8.9% between 20 and 34, and 9.6% between 35 and 44. Common symptoms of such diseases among the young adult population include headache, vomiting, alteration in mood, limb weakness, bladder/bowel dysfunction, and seizures.

Source: Bleyer A. CAUTION! Consider Cancer: Common Symptoms and Signs for Early Detection of Cancer in Young Adults. Semin Oncol. 2009; 36:207-21. SEER: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/brain.html

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Find an AYA cancer support group near you to discuss and share challenges and offer and gain support. The Cancer Support Community in Los Angeles has a Young Adult Support Group every Tues, 7-9pm. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150593346272870&set=a.928160478...

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