ARTICLES / Cancer / Young
By Sandra Ray, Staff Writer
While neither Matt nor Kara chose to
indicate a “clear winner” in the debates, they did make
it clear that both parties have something to offer.
In Matt’s case, it was especially true, because he was
able to translate the mish-mash of terminology and offer
concrete explanations. Kara had the advantage of
having an instant translator at her disposal.
The Young Cancer Spouses group tries to
offer that to couples, and Matt continues to break down
the jargon for members who need it.
This group provides a network to help
individuals who are age 20-39, approximately. While they
have limited the membership to just spouses or partners
undergoing this journey, they realize the information
may be of use to friends or family. Their focus is to
keep the help where it was originally targeted:
the young spouse whose life partner has been diagnosed
with cancer. A visit to the site is worth anyone’s
time, and there are blogs and links to other sites that
will help anyone, regardless of the role they play in
the cancer patient’s life.