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22-Year-Old Nursing Graduate Blogs Her Way Through Cancer

It also served to encourage other 20 year olds to be on top of their health

DeMasi’s honesty around her disease helps encourage and educate other young people about how to stay on top of their health in a world with an incredibly high frequency of cancer diagnoses. “I do think it’s important for people to be aware of their bodies and getting check-ups…I don’t want to scare people, but sometimes you have to know that this, unfortunately, can happen. I think [the blog] made people more aware of [a possible cancer diagnosis] because, when you think of cancer, you think of grandpa or your mom with breast cancer or pediatric cancer. This age group is kind of forgotten about sometimes.”