Young Adult Resources

2 Be Me, 800-395-LOOK
Online support and education for teens with cancer to help them cope and deal with their physical, social and lifestyle challenges.
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2Young-4Gyn-Cancer, (ListServ)
Online support community for adolescent and young adult women who have been affected by gynecological cancers.
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15-40 Connection
Creating awareness that improvements in teen & young adult cancer survival rates have remained near 0% since 1975 and helping to save and improve lives through the power of early detection.

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Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer Portal, 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Information on AYA cancers, treatment and clinical trials, coping and support, survivorship, resources, and reports. Special issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin on Adolescents and Young Adults is on the portal’s home page.
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The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation, 856-784-0615
In-hospital psychosocial support programs for teens with cancer such as donation of games, movies, TVs, music, computers and more.
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Australian Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Network
Helping to connect young adult Hodgkin’s Lymphona patients and survivors through the power of social networking.
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Beyond The Cure, 800-5-FAMILY
Resources, peer stories and advocacy raising awareness for long-term effects facing pediatric and adolescent patients.
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Boarding For Breast Cancer, 323-467-2663
Raising awareness for breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle through hip, youth-focused educational programs and fundraising.
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Breast Friends For Life
Raising awareness for the issues faced by young women with breast cancer by improving and strengthening the mental and emotional well-being of those affected.
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The Breast Preservation Foundation, 877-SPARE-01
Advocating for and educating women about skin-sparing mastectomies.
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Cancer Families One Day at a Time, 714-605-0973
Offers free support services to mothers, single or married, in treatment for cancer with young children living in the home.
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Camp Mak-A-Dream, 406-549-5987
A camp in Montana that provides a medically-supervised, cost-free experience for children, young adults and families affected by cancer.
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CancerCare [For Young Adults], 800-813-HOPE
Professional counseling, facilitated peer support groups, creative workshops and financial assistance for young adults with cancer.
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Cancer Climber
Offering experiential and motivational adventures and excursions such as extreme mountain climbing and summit tours.
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Cancer 101, 646-638-2202
Cancer resources that empowers patients, survivors, caregivers through individualized organizational tools and resources.
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Candlelighters, 800-366-2223
Support, education and advocacy for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors of childhood/adolescent cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them.
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Canteen, 800-226-833
A national Australian support organization created by young cancer patients for young people living with cancer that provides social networking, camping excursions and shared experiences that promote understanding, well-being and leadership.
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Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, 212-448-9494
Improving treatment and quality of life for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support and advocacy.
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Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy, 301-562-2765
Addressing the survivorship and quality-of-life of childhood and young adult survivors by expanding resources for research and treatment and aftercare support.
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Colon Club
Raising public awareness of colorectal cancer for young adults in out-of-the-box ways by educating those in need about risk factors, symptoms and screenings.
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Coping With Chemo, 310-479-1212
Helping teens with cancer to navigate their chemotherapy treatments through education and by fostering connection with others through online blogging and chat rooms.
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Crossing The Finish Line, 484-674-4778
Provides young adults and their families a retreat from the unyielding physical and emotional demands of cancer by providing a one week, expense paid excursion in a comfortable, secure environment.
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Fertile Action, 877-276-5951
Family planning education, advocacy and financial aid (including a pro bono egg-freezing network) for cancer survivors and high-risk patients.
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Fertile Hope, 888-994-HOPE
Provides reproductive health information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
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First Descents, 970-328-1806
An innovative camp experience for young adults with cancer offering kayaking, extreme sports and professional athletics.
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Friends for Life (Australia)
Supporting young adults with cancer by providing them the opportunity to spend quality time and create memories with their friends and families, who are often forgotten at this time.
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Group Loop, 888-793-WELL
A groundbreaking program providing interactive online support along with valuable survivorship resources for teens with cancer and their parents.
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Hope Lab, 650-853-5500
Combines rigorous research with innovative solutions to improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness, including the video game
Re-Mission.
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Imerman Angels, 312-274-5529
A “one-on-one cancer support service” that connects a person fighting cancer with a survivor who has beaten the same type of cancer.
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Jill’s Legacy
Jill’s Legacy is an Advisory Board to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation made up of promising young professionals who have each been personally touched by Lung Cancer. The Board has been called Jill’s Legacy in memory of 22-year-old college student and athlete at U.C. Berkeley, Jillian Costello, who lost her battle with Lung Cancer in June of 2010, just one year after being diagnosed.  The group’s mission is simple: to be the driving force in significantly increasing the stagnant 15.5% survival rate of the world’s number one cancer killer- Lung Cancer.
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I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation
A non-profit organization that gives voice to the young adult cancer movement to ensure that no one goes unaware of the age-appropriate support resources they are entitled to so they can get busy living.
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Lotsa Helping Hands™, 978-823-1630
Free, private, web-based communities to organize family, friends, colleagues during times of need via intuitive group calendar.
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LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance, 512-236-8820
A coalition and leadership community of key voices in cancer advocacy and public health determined to bring about positive results for young adults with cancer.
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Living Beyond Breast Cancer, 888-753-5222
Dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life through community and educational resources.
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Making Headway Foundation, 915-238-8384
Improving treatment, quality of life and survivorship for children and adolescents with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy.
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MaleCare, 212-844-8369
Comprehensive online support resource portal primarily for young men living with, through or beyond prostate and/or testicular cancer.
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Matt’s Promise Foundation, 973-467-1211
Provides funding of treatment, research, education and support programs for young adults affected by cancer.
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My Lifeline, 303-549-0405
Offering free, interactive social networking and Web2.0-savvy websites and spaces for cancer patients and their families.
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My Oncofertility, 866-708-FERT
A patient education resource offering easy-to-understand videos and animations, the latest information from experts, stories and advice from others who have gone through the process and more.
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Naomi’s Hope For A Cure, 800-366-CCCF
Improving long-term survival rate for children and adolescents with cancer through the development of new molecular targeted drugs.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
NCI has comprehensive research-based information on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, genetics, and supportive care. We also have a clinical trials database and can offer tailored searches.
Web sites: www.cancer.gov or www.cancer.gov/espanol
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Navigating The New Normal, 215-955-8370
A new program of The Kimmel Cancer Center to help young adults navigate the ‘new normal’ that a cancer diagnosis brings.
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Next Step, 617-864.2921
Provides retreats and workshops that help young adults with cancer by providing a place to feel safe enough to laugh, share experiences, and create a sense of community with peers who truly understand their unique challenges.
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Online Colleges, A Resource For College Students Living With Chronic Health Issues
For college students, having a chronic illness generaly requires strategies for finding the right balance between studying and managing a disease; important considerations concerning financial aid and health insurance; and resources that are available to these students, both online and offline.
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Planet Cancer, 512-452-9010
Award-winning young adult-focused community offering survivor retreat programs, social networking, and online forums with real world advice and inspiring stories.
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Prepare to Live
Uses the power of the web and documentary-style filmmaking to provide help, hope, information and inspiration specifically to young adults coping with cancer worldwide.
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Pregnant With Cancer, 800-743-4471
Support services, online community resources, forums, and informational links for women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy.
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Young Adult Cancer Canada, 877-571-7325
Online community forums, survivor retreats, discussion rooms, blogs and informational links for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
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Re-Mission, 650-569-5900
A free 3D shooter video game designed for teens and young adults with cancer. Players control a nanobot who battles cancer and bacterial infections, and manages realistic, life-threatening side effects associated with the disease.
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Rethink Breast Cancer, 866-RETHINK
Supporting young adults concerned about affected by breast cancer through innovative education, research and support programs.
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Rise Above It, 216-650-1434
Provides grants and scholarships to young adult survivors and care providers who face financial, emotional and spiritual challenges.
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River Discovery, 208-940-0040
Adventure programs for teenage cancer survivors on the Salmon River: 6 days of rafting, camping, hiking, and exploring.
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The SAMFund, 617-938-3484
Offering financial support through grants and scholarships to young adults as they transition into their post-treatment lives.
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Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, 877-609-2690
Dedicated to increase early detection of testicular cancer by raising awareness of both the disease and the need for regular self-examination.
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Sharsheret, 866-474-2774
Survivor-led national organization dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of young Jewish women facing breast cancer.
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Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation, 303-886-5018
Allocating post secondary scholarship monies to survivors of childhood cancer, specifically current-year high school graduates.
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SuperSibs, 866-444-SIBS
Honoring, supporting and recognizing brothers and sisters of children and adolescents with cancer through scholarship programs, parenting resources and more.
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Survivor Alert, 937-767-1924
A nationwide campaign to spread the word about what young adult childhood cancer survivors can do to stay healthy as they rebuild their lives after treatment.
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Sy’s Fund, 413-512-9177
Provides funding for meaningful gifts and integrative therapies for young adults ages 18 through 39 with cancer or ongoing medical issues related to cancer or cancer treatment.
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Teens Living With Cancer, 585-334-0858
Online information, social networking and critical resources to help teens living with cancer and their families meet their unique life challenges.
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Tamika and Friends, 866-595-2448
Raises awareness about cervical cancer and its link to the human papillomavirus through a network of survivors and their friends.
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Teenage Cancer Trust, 323-669-4660
Focuses on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer by providing dedicated teenage units in local hospitals in the UK.
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Teen Impact, 323-669-4660
Provides free social networking, camping trips, survivor retreats and peer-to-peer counseling for young adults affected by cancer.
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Tigerlily Foundation
Provides education, advocacy, empowerment and support for young women affected by breast cancer through hand-on support, financial assistance, home-based services and a “chemo buddy” program.
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True North Treks, 773-972-2367
Dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors through contemplative and outdoor-based activities.
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Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults, 888-393-FUND
Supporting, educating and connecting young adults affected by cancer through on-line resources, college scholarships and advocacy.
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Working Against Cancer, 619-269-6767
Support for young adult cancer patients through age-appropriate mentoring, self-evaluation tools, and career opportunity referrals.
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YACS – Atlanta
“Young Adult Cancer Survivors, Atlanta” is a regional social group of survivors in their 20′s and 30′s who organize monthly event via their website to connect and share experiences.
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YACS – DC
“Young Adult Cancer Survivors, Washington DC” enables young adult cancer survivors (20s and 30s) living in the DC metro area to connect, share experiences, and exchange resources.
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YACS of Smith Farm – DC
Monthly meetings with creative and relevant topics ranging from integrative health and fertility choices to coping strategies, relationship issues, and everything in between.
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The Yellow Umbrella, 781-639-0131
Raising awareness in the fight against cervical cancer by educating women through advocacy and international benefit concerts featuring survivor musicians.
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Triple Step for the Cure, 510-562-1889
Raising awareness of triple negative breast cancer and providing emotional and financial support to triple negative patients and their families.
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Yoga Bear
Dedicated to providing cancer patients and survivors with more opportunities for wellness and healing through the practice of yoga.
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Young Adult Cancer Network (Canada)
A cancer support group for young adults from 18 to their 30′s, who are at any point of their cancer journey, in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
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Young Adults Surviving Glioblastoma
Online forum and live chat services for young adults living with, through and beyond a diagnosis of glioblastoma (brain cancer)
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Young Cancer Spouses
Social networking forum and bulletin board system helping to bring together young spouses of adults with cancer to share information, support, and experiences
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Young Empowered Survivors, 303-477-2161
A cancer support and social networking group serving young adults affected by cancer along Colorado’s front range.
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Young Survival Coalition, 646-257-3000
An international network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.
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