(BPT) - Young adults between the ages of 18 and 39 are often embarking on new journeys or pursuing personal and professional goals. A cancer diagnosis can bring their plans to a screeching halt. The experience can cause physical side effects as well as psychological and psychosocial effects that can be detrimental. Treatment can be isolating and might cause long-term health complications such as an increased risk of developing a secondary cancer later in life, compromised organ function, and fertility issues. It’s important for young adults to have an adequate support system during their cancer experience.