There are a growing number of organizations that support adolescents and young adults who have cancer. Here are links to relevant websites and most trusted sources for AYA cancers information and services for both patients and healthcare professionals.
Closing the Gap: Research and Imperatives for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer. This 2006 report from the National Cancer Institute and The Livestrong Young Adult Alliance defines the AYA issue and provides recommendations.Visit Website >>
CanTeen - The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer - supports and empowers 12-24 year olds living with cancer.Visit Website >>
Teens Living with Cancer has information to help teens learn about cancer, its treatment, and how to cope. This site’s “Dealing with It” section talks about body issues, school, family, and friends, and it helps teens connect with other teens who have cancer.Visit Website >>
CureSearch provides information about cancer, and its treatment in a discussion board, and through patient stories. Their Adolescent and Young Adult (15-29 year olds) Research Committee focuses on childhood cancers that affect young adults. CureSearch unites the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation.Visit Website >>
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