i know 3 people who have/had leukemia. one was 21 when he was diagnosed and is still undergoing treatment, one was 15 when she was diagnosed and has been cancer-free for about 6 years, one was diagnosed when he was 15 and he died when he was 17.
a friend of the family was diagnosed with bone cancer when she was about 11 and has been in remission for about 3 years.
i know one girl who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 20 and has been in remission for a few years.
and i just discovered that a 25 year old friend has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
i'm from buffalo, ny and we have insanely high rates of cancer. i'm just wondering if other people in my age group know so many people their age who've been diagnosed.