Links for Young Adults


​Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarships

CancerCare offers specialized services for young adults, caregivers and those who have lost a loved one.

 CanTeen is an Australian charity providing youth-friendly information to help adolescents and young adults cope with the impact cancer has on their life.

First Descents provides whitewater kayaking and other outdoor adventure experiences to promote emotional, psychological and physical healing for young adults with cancer.

The LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance is a coalition of organizations with the goal of improving survival rates and quality of life for young adults (ages 15 to 40) with cancer.

Continually updated portal on adolescents and young adults with cancer.

This organization is for teens and young adults with cancer and life-threatening blood diseases offers retreats and workshops around the United States.

Planet Cancer is an online community for young adults with cancer.

“Peer to Peer Network facilitates positive relationships between individuals affected by sarcoma so that they may find emotional support, encouragement and information.”

Prepare to Live is a source of help, hope, information and inspiration for young adult patients, survivors and caregivers coping with cancer worldwide.

This guide touches on a number of pertinent points, including how to balance studies with disease management. It also lists a number of scholarships specifically for students dealing with illness - an important feature considering the financial aid pitfalls these students sometimes encounter.

RAI provides meaningful support to adolescents and young adults affected by cancer. RAI also provides financial assistance to patients ages 15 to 39 who are either undergoing or actively pursuing Phase I, II or III clinical trial treatment options.

Seattle Children’s AYA program gives expert medical care and support to teens and young adults into their late 20s with all forms of cancer.

Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization that empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services. We are the nation's largest support community for this underserved population and serve as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement. Our charter is to ensure that no one goes unaware of the age-appropriate support resources they are entitled to so they can get busy living.

The Ashley Founding provides assistance to teens affected by cancer through educational and supportive programs, such as scholarship money for college and teen resources for hospitals.

The Children’s Cause is a patient advocacy group that is dedicated to empowering and supporting young adults who had or still are living with cancer.

The Ulman Cancer Fund provides support programs, education and resources for young adults with cancer, as well as their families and friends.

To build a community of young adults diagnosed with cancer that provides information, support, skills and opportunity.

The emotional and logistical issues a young spouse of a cancer patient faces are vastly different from spouses of older cancer patients that dominated oncology units and support groups. Young Cancer Spouses strives to bring together other spouses to share ideas, lend support, and validate their wide range of feelings and emotions so they can find comfort in an understanding community.


DISCLAIMER - While we tried to include potentially useful resources, this website is not exhaustive. New and additional resources may be available. Please let us know if there is a resource you would like to be included.