15 to 40-year-olds are diagnosed with cancer nearly five times more frequently than young children. However since 1975, improvements in their survival rates have not kept pace with those for other age groups.
Cancer survival rates in teens and young adults (ages 15 to 40) have barely improved since 1975 in a large part because a delay in diagnosis allows time for cancer to progress to more advanced stages.
The 15-40 Connection is changing this by empowering individuals to take personal responsibility for their health, check themselves for cancer, and take assertive action in response to persistent health changes, by providing educational resources, tools, and programming.
15-40 Connection is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization.