Caitlin Love’s best friend was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when they were fourteen. For the last ten years, Caitlin watched her friend struggle with the emotional effects of this traumatic experience. She now has the hunch that with better follow up treatment, her friend’s negative effects could have been minimized, greatly improving her quality of life.
Talk about BFF: Now working on an M.A. in Exercise and Health Psychology at McGill, Caitlin, 24, is studying how exercise and physical activity can be used to improve the physical and emotional health of young adults with cancer.
We are always kvetching that researchers never give a damn about young adults with cancer: well now somebody does. Help Caitlin by answering an online survey. She is seeking those of you who have completed treatment for cancer within the last five years and are between 18-39 years of age. The survey can be accessed at: http://hbe.mcgill.ca/research.htm
I’ve declared this Everybody Wants You Week on my Everything Changes blog. Throughout the week I will post opportunities that show just how many researchers are barking up your tree for your cancer stories and experiences. If you know of other calls for survivors to participate in surveys and research, send them my way and I’ll post them here.