Young Adult Support

teen6The overwhelming majority of these often hard-to-find support organization were founded by and for young adults affected by cancer and almost exclusively and specifically support our generation. We like them. 

Note: We try to keep this list as updated as possible. If you happen to notice any broken links, misrepresented descriptions or incorrect information, please contact us.

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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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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CancerCare [For Young Adults]
Professional counseling, facilitated peer support groups, creative workshops and financial assistance for young adults with cancer. 
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Cancer 101
Cancer resources that empowers patients, survivors, caregivers through individualized organizational tools and resources. 
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Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy
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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Coping With Chemo
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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Fertile Action
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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Hope for Young Adults with Cancer
We are passionate about making the lives of young adults 18 – 35 living with cancer a little bit easier. 
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Hope Lab
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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My Lifeline
Offering free, interactive social networking and Web2.0-savvy websites and spaces for cancer patients and their families. 
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My Oncofertility
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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National CML Society
Information and support resources for those of all ages who are impacted by Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). 
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Young Adult Cancer Canada
Online community forums, survivor retreats, discussion rooms, blogs and informational links for adolescents and young adults with cancer. 
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Re-Mission
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
Supporting young adults concerned about affected by breast cancer through innovative education, research and support programs. 
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Rise Above It
Provides grants and scholarships to young adult survivors and care providers who face financial, emotional and spiritual challenges. 
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River Discovery
Adventure programs for teenage cancer survivors on the Salmon River: 6 days of rafting, camping, hiking, and exploring. 
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Testicular Cancer Foundation (Team Single Jingles)
Testicular Cancer Foundation (Team Single Jingles) provides education and support to young men to raise awareness about testicular cancer, the #1 cancer among men ages 15 – 35. 
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Sy’s Fund
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
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
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
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
Provides free social networking, camping trips, survivor retreats and peer-to-peer counseling for young adults affected by cancer. 
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Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation
Raising awareness in the fight again testicular cancer, providing community support, patient navigation, and financial assistance. 
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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
Dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors through contemplative and outdoor-based activities. 
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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 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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Triple Step for the Cure
Raising awareness of triple negative breast cancer and providing emotional and financial support to triple negative patients and their families.
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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 Survival Coalition
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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Source: Stupid Cancer