Post-traumatic growth experienced by young adult cancer patients is a topic worth talking about.
The literature in the link below reveals there are some aspects of a cancer patient’s life that may be enhanced by their cancer experience. Young adult cancer survivors often report stronger interpersonal relationships with family and friends with whom they closely shared their cancer experience. Additionally, the young adult cancer survivors report feeling more compassion for others who have suffered similar or other types of physical or emotional pain.
By Sharon Curran, Young Adult Patient Navigator, GBMC