In Canada, 23 Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) are diagnosed with cancer every day, 8,400 cases annually. In Montreal, it is one case every 12 hours. These young lives are interrupted and far too frequently AYAs are misdiagnosed or diagnosed late, leading to potentially greater treatment challenges and poorer outcomes.
VOBOC uses its twenty years of experience in the cancer care space to help inform and create awareness regarding the impact cancer has on AYAs. In working with health care professionals (HCPs) and our Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Ambassadors, VOBOC is able to Equip, Engage, and Empower the broader community.
VOBOC has initiatives that engage medical teams, corporate partners and local community including schools, organizations and the general public.