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Jillian Williams is standing proudly with her shoulders back and arms crossed

Athletic teen’s remarkable journey through Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer treatment

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When cancer attacks adolescents and young adults (AYA), the challenges it presents are different than for children or adults. The National Cancer Institute defines this “AYA” cohort as between the ages of 15 and 39. Physically and hormonally, many in this age group are still developing. Psychologically and socially, they may be figuring things out or already starting a career or other life plans At age 19, Jillian Williams was no longer a child when she was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare pediatric bone cancer. But she was only in her second semester of college, living away from home …Read More >

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