Young Adults are the least likely of any group to be enrolled in clinical trials.
Young Adult Cancer Patient, Thriver or Survivor is anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15-39. This also applies to the age of diagnosis. Therefore if you were diagnosed at 37 and are now 47 then you still fall into the Young Adult Cancer population.
If you have been diagnosed with Bladder Cancer and are under the age of 40 you're a Young Adult With Bladder Cancer.
It isn't that you are not mentally and emotionally prepared. The current cancer care and delivery system isn't designed to help you figure out how to pay for treatment, keep up with current financial obligations and be a Young Adult dealing with a cancer diagnosis