Resources for More Information: Young Adult Cancers

OncoLink Team
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Last Modified: May 19, 2016

The internet can be a valuable resource for a patient who wants to find out more information about their disease. However, remember that not every website contains accurate and reliable information. The websites listed below offer up to date, reliable resources and information.

Stupid Cancer

The largest US-based charity that comprehensively addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health and social media.

www.stupidcancer.org

LiveSTRONG Comprehensive Guide for Adolescents and Young Adults

Provides educational information for young adults living with cancer on topics including fertility, relationships and practical concerns.

https://www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/young-adults

Pregnant with Cancer

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

http://www.pregnantwithcancer.org/

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults with Cancer

A leading voice in the young adult cancer movement, this organization works at a grassroots level to support, educate, connect and empower young adult cancer survivors.

http://www.ulmanfund.org/

SAMFund

Supports young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance and free online support and education, The SAMFund helps young adults move forward towards their personal, professional, and academic goals.

www.thesamfund.org/

Camp Mak-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.

http://www.campdream.org/programs/young-adult-conference/

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

http://www.cancerandcareers.org

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.

https://www.childrensoncologygroup.org

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.

http://criticalmass.org/

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

http://www.hopefortwo.org/

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

http://imermanangels.org/

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

http://www.mothersdaughters.org/

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

http://tcrc.acor.org/

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.

https://disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/cancer-legal-resource-center

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

https://www.youngsurvival.org/

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