Online Support for AYA Cancer Patients

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 1:19pm

The Adolescent and Young Adult Program at Roswell Park recognizes the unique circumstances related to lifestyle, work, school, family life, and social development that AYAs face when living with cancer.

To help you cope, we’ve compiled a list of useful websites that offer emotional support, peer-networking opportunities and educational programs that promote knowledge and self-advocacy.

Utilize these online resources to navigate your cancer journey and find the support you need.

  • Stupid Cancer: A non-profit organization that empowers those affected by young adult cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services.
  • Teens Living with Cancer: A social outlet for teens coping with the many struggles of cancer treatment including body image issues.
  • Livestrong Fertility: Educational information and access to resources that support cancer patients and survivors stuggling with fertility issues.
  • Young Survival Coalition: Educational programs designed to reach young women affected by breast cancer, as well as members of the medical community, friends, family members, caregivers, the breast health community, healthy young women and the general public.
  • Planet Cancer: From fertility issues to dumb things people say about a cancer diagnosis to death, the My Planet social network is the world's largest online community of young adults who have been affected by cancer.
  • The Ulman Cancer Fund: Connects, educates and empowers young adults fighting cancer. 
  • Surviving and Moving Forward: Tools and resources to overcome financial challenges.
  • Cancer and CareersSupport for people working with cancer while trying to manage their cancer and careers. 
  • Cancer Care: Online cancer support groups and resources for cancer patients, caregivers and health care professionals.
  • Cancer Survivors Network: A personal space to share your cancer experience, share photos, audio, etc., start an online journal (blog), contribute resources, and more. 
  • Imerman AngelsA one-on-one cancer support service that connects a person touched by cancer with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer.
  • Care PagesFree patient blogs that connect family and friends with inspirational stories, tips and advice. 
  • Caring Bridge: An online space where you can connect, share and receive support.