Resources

Corner

Roswell Park Young Men and Women’s Groups

  • Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program - RoswellPark.org/AYA
  • Carly’s Club – carlysclub.org or 716-845-8788
    Offers support programs to make life more manageable for children diagnosed with cancer, and to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Regional Resources

 

National Support Groups

  • I’m Too Young for This! – i2y.com
    Founded by young people, for young people, this global foundation works with cancer fighters and survivors under the age of 40
  • LiveStrong Young Adult Alliance – livestrong.org
    In an effort to improve the quality of life for young adults and to increase survival rates, LiveStrong has become an advocate of cancer research for patients ages 15 to 40 • Imerman Angels – imermanangels.org Imerman connects a current cancer patient with a survivor who has beaten the same type of cancer. The relationship provides an opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and receive encouragement.
  • Young Survival Coalition – youngsurvival.org
    Dedicated to young women under the age of 40 with breast cancer, this international organization strives to increase the quality of life of patients, survivors, caregivers and the local community
  • Planet Cancer – planetcancer.org
    This online community provides networking opportunities, retreats and education for young survivors.
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society YAconnect – www.lls.org/yaconnect
    Weekly online chatroom, Tuesday nights and scheduled webcasts

Learning More about Cancer

National Phone 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
  • Beyond the Cure – 800-5-FAMILY
    Resources, peer stories and advocacy raising awareness for long-term effects facing pediatric and adolescent patients
  • CancerCare for Young Adults – 800-813-HOPE
    Professional counseling, facilitating peer support groups, creative workshops and financial assistance for young adults with cancer
  • 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
  • First Descents – 970-328-1806
    An innovative camp experience for young adults with cancer offering kayaking, extreme sports and professional athletics
  • Group Loop – 888-793-WELL
    A groundbreaking program providing interactive online support along with valuable survivorship resources for teens with cancer and their parents
  • MaleCare – 212-844-8369
    Comprehensive online support resource portal primarily for young men living with, through or beyond prostate and/or testicular cancer
  • Pregnant with Cancer – 800-743-4471
    Support services, online community resources, forums and informational links for women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy
  • Real Time Cancer – 877-571-7325
    Online community forums, survivor retreats, discussion rooms, blogs and informational links for adolescents and young adults with cancer
  • 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
  • Rise Above It – 216-650-1434
    Provides grants and scholarships to young adult survivors and care providers who face financial, emotional and spiritual challenges
  • SuperSibs – 866-444-SIBS
    Honoring, supporting and recognizing brothers and sisters of children and adolescents with cancer through scholarship programs, parenting resources and more
  • 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
  • Teen Impact – 323-669-4660
    Provides free social networking, camping trips, survivor retreats and peer-to-peer counseling for young adults affected by cancer
  • Working with Cancer – 619-269-6767
    Support for young adult cancer patients through age-appropriate mentoring, self-evaluation tools and career opportunity referrals
  • 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
  • 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