For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term AYA, it stands for “Adolescent and Young Adult”. Because this age range falls neatly under neither “Children” nor “Adult”, this group is often overlooked. The Seany Room at RCHSD was designed especially with AYA in mind.
Now, here is an interesting fact from our friends at i2y: Some 72,000 Americans aged 15 to 39 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and more than 10,000 die. They make up less than 10% of all cancer patients, but survival rates for teens and young adults have barely budged since 1975, while those for children and older people have made dramatic gains.
This excerpt was published in the Wall Street Journal. Read the full article to better understand why The Seany Foundation holds our AYA patients so near and dear to our hearts.