Resource Sites for Young Adults

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Last Modified: February 9, 2015

 

Camp Make-A-Dream Young Adult Survivors Conference (YASC)
YASC is a six-day, cost-free, medically supervised educational program in Montana designed to address issues of survivorship, provide information about being a cancer survivor, and develop lasting supportive relationships between young adult survivors. They also offer The Head’s Up Conference, designed specifically for young adult survivors of brain tumors. The conferences offer workshops, professional talks, small group discussions with other participants, and recreational activities like hiking, swimming, working in an art studio, and soaking in the hot tub.

 

CancerandCareers
Provides a comprehensive website, free publications, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.

 

Children’s Oncology Group
The Children’s Oncology Group provides guidelines and recommendations about long-term follow-up for cancer survivors. There is information available about different diagnoses, possible side effects from treatment, co-occurring conditions, finances, late effects, and emotional issues.

 

Critical Mass: Young Adult Cancer Alliance

Critical Mass is a community-powered advocacy organization on a mission to transform the care and treatment of young adults with cancer. Their website has many resources for young adults.

 

Hope For Two
Dedicated to providing women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with information, support and hope.

 

Imerman Angels
Provides one to one peer support for young adults.

 

LIVESTRONG Foundation Fertility Information

Provides educational information and access to resources that support cancer patients and survivors whose cancer and its treatment present risks to their fertility.

 

MSDBC
A support organization for mothers whose daughters have breast cancer.

 

SAM Fund

Provides financial support and education for young adult survivors of cancer.

 

Stupid Cancer
Stupid Cancer is a national, survivor-led advocacy, support and research organization that works on behalf of young adult survivors of cancer under age 40. They use music, arts and media to encourage survivors to talk openly about cancer. Services offered include: a radio show, scholarship information and free educational workshops on fertility, legal, and social issues. They also hold a large annual conference, the OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults.

 

Testicular Cancer Resource Center
Provides information about testicular and germ cell tumors.

 

The Cancer Legal Resource Center

Program run by the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School. The CLRC has a national, toll-free line (1-866-THE-CLRC) that provides callers from around the country with confidential, free information and resources for their situation.

 

Ulman Cancer Fund Young Adults with Cancer
A leading voice in the young adult cancer movement, we are working at a grassroots level to support, educate, connect and empower young adult cancer survivors.

 

Young Survival Coalition
Organization dedicated to the unique issues facing women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 40.

 

 

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