About YATS


Young Adults Taking a Stand [Against Cancer], “YATS” is a young adult social networking group in the New Orleans metro area for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers between the ages of 21 and 39 years old.

Our mission is to navigate young adults between the ages of 21-39 years old affected by cancer, either as a patient, survivor, or caregiver, toward supportive resources in the New Orleans metro area that reflect the City’s unique local identity.  Whether it’s cancer or crawfish, YATS are about keeping it local, keeping it real, and keeping it about empowering young adults.

Why YATS?  Nearly 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year and 10,000 will not survive.  This is NOT okay.  YATS serves as an outlet for young adults to discuss the unique issues not met by the current continuum of care including isolation, dating/sexuality, financial assistance, education, employment and age-appropriate peer support.