Young Adult Drop-in Support Group
This group is open to any young adult (ages 18-early 40s) diagnosed with cancer. Currently, it is being offered via Zoom. The group is held on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. ET. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the dates you wish to attend.
Virtual Young Adult Peer Program
This program is open to Dana-Farber young adult patients aged 18 to early 40s. There will be eight 75-minute Zoom sessions over eight weeks. Each session will be focused on topics pertinent to the young adult cancer experience (examples listed below)
with additional time to share with your peers. A brief introductory Zoom meeting with the clinician who facilitates the program before the start of the group is required. Topics include:
- Changes and Disruptions
- "Scanxiety" and Fears
- Living with Uncertainty
- Making Meaning
Note that there are two offerings of this group to choose from. Please select the option that is the best fit for you:
- Option A: This group is for young adults who have been diagnosed with early-stage cancer and are looking to share experiences with others in a similar situation.
- Option B: This group is for young adults who have been diagnosed with advanced or metastatic cancer and are looking to share experiences with others in a similar situation.
This program is offered quarterly. To be added to the list for the next group, please complete this form.
Our events focus on providing young adult patients with information around issues like dating and relationships, dealing with uncertainty, and managing anxiety; they also provide young adult patients with an opportunity to connect with their peers. Any
information about events can be found on these webpages, in our newsletter, and on social media (Facebook and Twitter).
Annual Young Adult Cancer Conference
The Young Adult Cancer Conference is an annual conference for people treated for cancer as a young adult and their caregivers. After an opening session presented by a young adult who has coped with cancer, facilitated workshops provide opportunities to
learn about the many issues faced by young adults, as well as opportunities to converse with others. This is a community conference and is open to patients treated both at Dana-Farber and at outside institutions. The conference is held every spring.
Keep an eye out!
Sex and Dating Workshop
The Young Adult Program and Young and Strong are hosting a Sex and Dating Workshop for young adults (ages 18 to early 40s) who have been diagnosed with cancer and are single, interested in dating, or starting a new relationship.
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Caregiver Events and Resources
If you're a parent, partner, sibling, or friend caring for a young adult with cancer, connect with others who share your experience.
Virtual "Caregivers Connect" Event
Join our next Caregivers Connect session on, Monday, June 12, 5:30-6:30 pm ET. Parents, partners, siblings, and friends of young adults are all welcome. Email email@example.com to register.
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iaya, Smartphone App for Young Adults@Dana-Farber
Join iaya, a smartphone app created by the Young Adult Program to help build community around coping skills. Available to any young adult (age 18-early 40s) treated at Dana-Farber. To learn more about what iaya has to offer, check out this video.
To obtain an invitation to the platform, please complete the interest form. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 617-632-6819.
Read the iaya terms and conditions.