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Our Impact

“While the doctors and medicine may have saved my life,
First Descents taught me how to live again.”

First Descents addresses what the National Cancer Institute identifies as a major determinant of long term survivorship health: ongoing psychosocial supportive care.


Why Young Adults?

Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in young adults. With approximately 70,000 new diagnoses annually, young adults comprise the fastest-growing and most underserved oncology age demographic.


Why It Works


Read the Study: First Descents, an adventure program for young adults with cancer: who benefits?

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