Young Adult Online Resources

Last Modified: January 12, 2011

Question

Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"

What are some good resources for young adults online?

Answer

Tracy Lautenbach, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, responds:

There are a variety of great websites for support organizations, scholarships and financial aid, online forums and chat rooms, camps and retreats, social networks, young adult blogosphere, coping literature, books, films and media resources for young adult survivors. Here is some to get you started:

I’m too Young For This
Planet Cancer
Livestrong
Ulman Fund
SAM Fund
Cancer Survivors
Young Survival
Vital Options
Minnie Pearl
Cancer Care
OncoLink

Online Support Groups and 1-on-1 Support
www.imermanangels.org
www.preparetolive.org/html/forms/buddy_serarch.html
www.thewellnesscommunity.org
www.supportgroups.cancercare.org
www.ulmanfund.org/services/supportgroups/tabid/72/default.aspx

Young Survivors Camps and Retreats
www.planetcancer.org/html/connect.php?sec_Id=4&cat_Id=25
www.imtooyoungforthis.org/community/i2y_camps.html
www.campdream.org/

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. See the transcript: Issues Facing Young Adults After a Cancer Diagnosis Webchat.

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