Resources for More Information: Young Adult Cancers
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 resources and information.
The largest US-based charity that comprehensively addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health, and social media.
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.
Hope for Two
Dedicated to providing women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with information, support, and hope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cancer and Careers
Provides a comprehensive website, free publications, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.
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.
Provides one to one peer support for young adults.
Web-based nonprofit that provides connection to young adult cancer survivors free of charge. Focuses on wellness support programs including a young adult cancer book club, online creative writing groups, and creative arts workshops. All services are provided free of charge.
A support organization for mothers whose daughters have breast cancer.
Testicular Cancer Resource Center
Provides information about testicular and germ cell tumors.
National, non-profit organization that provides cancer survivorship education to patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and healthcare professionals, through educational events, a speakers bureau, and online materials and resources.
Young Survival Coalition
Organization dedicated to the unique issues facing women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 40.