Cancer is the #1 cause of natural death in teens and adolescents.

1 in 5 adolescents struggle with asthma every day.

credit: Bee Skutch

Guys are more likely to develop cancer and they have lower survival rates.

credit: r.f.m II

Every year, there are enough teens and twenty-somethings diagnosed with mental health disorders to repopulate LA.

4 million teens and adolescents has asthma in 2005. That's more than the entire population of Puerto Rico.

What you
don’t know
can kill you.

gen eff provides early detection and disease prevention information to adolescents and young adults to raise health care and risk awareness.

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How about you?

Do you think your doctor listens to you?

You probably can't change him or her, but you can change the way you communicate. Make sure you provide all the information possible, answer questions fully, and if you don't understand something, keep asking politely until you do.

uh-huh

not really

what doctor?

Cancer
sucks

Jeffrey Newbauer seemed like a healthy, normal teenager when he left for college. When he didn't feel good and went to the University Clinic, he didn't know his health history, he didn't tell his parents, and he trusted the doctor to make the right call. When the doctor dismissed him with a prescription, he didn't ask questions. Three years later, Jeffrey was dead— this rare form of cancer was diagnosed too late.

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Voices of gen eff

It's up to US. We can make a difference in this world— we are the leaders of change. Raise awareness, raise money, and raise your voice to tell everyone that we are at risk, and we need to know our family's health histories.

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