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Websites for Young Adults with Cancer

  • Here are some websites that may be helpful to young adults with cancer:

    Planet Cancer

    Probably the best Internet resource for 18-30+ year-olds. Online support, professional medical access, advice, humor (irreverent as appropriate). Hosts weekend retreats in central Texas.

    Ulman Fund

    General information for young adults with cancer. Offers college scholarships to those with or who had cancer.

    Vital Options

    Founder Selma Schimmel started Vital Options as one of the first organizations to support young adults with cancer. Listen online to The Group Room®, a nationally syndicated radio call-in talk show about cancer.

    Livestrong Foundation

    The Livestrong Foundation's mission is to "enhance the quality of survival of those diagnosed with cancer," through support programs, survivorship resources, advocacy and clinical research. Livestrong Foundation provides educational programs that address the physical, emotional, and practical needs of cancer survivors.

    Surviving and Moving Forward

    This is a unique non-profit organization created to assist young adult survivors of cancer with a successful transition into their post-treatment life by providing financial support through the distribution of grants and scholarships.

    Cancer and Careers

    Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their health care providers and co-workers, Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer.

    Cancer Care

    CancerCare is a national non-profit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. They have a section (under "Cancer Care services") for young adults.

    American Cancer Society Cancer Survivors' Network

    This site has at least two relevant chat rooms: adult survivors of childhood cancer and young cancer survivors.

    Livestrong Fertility

    A comprehensive fertility preservation resource for patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

    Critical Mass: Mission Control

    Critical Mass is an advocacy organization dedicated to transforming the care and treatment of young adults with cancer. Their Mission Control portal is a one-stop shop for young adult resources and services.

    Imerman Angels

    This organization provides free one-on-one support for cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers.

    Stupid Cancer

    Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "ensure that no one affected by young adult cancer goes unaware of the age-appropriate resources they are entitled to." Their website is fun, interactive, and provides a wealth of young adult resources and information according to the type of help you are seeking.

    First Descents

    This program offers free and fun outdoor adventure experiences throughout the country to young adults with cancer.

  • YAP Website

    Visit our online community for, about, and by young adults at Dana-Farber.

    Caregiver Community

    If you're caring for a young adult with cancer, join our online community for helpful resources and to connect with others going through similar situations.

    Young Adult Cancer Conference

    The Young Adult Program hosts as annual conference for young adult patients and their caregivers to learn strategies for coping with cancer.