I came across this list of cancer related services for Young Adults. they are all from America and Canada.Have a browse... they look good don't they?
Does anyone know of any Australian-based cancer services for Young Adults? If so then tell us all about what you have discovered please... and then we can do up a comprehensive list of Australian Services and spread the word!
CancerCare Young Adults
CancerCare offers specialized services for young adult patients, caregivers, and those who have lost a loved one, including: counseling, support groups, telephone education workshops, educational publications, financial assistance, and practical help.
Coping with Chemo
Coping with Chemo is a series of webisodes written by teens with cancer to help other teens dealing with cancer. Each webisode addresses a different topic -- getting diagnosed with cancer, side effects of chemotherapy and other treatments, telling your friends, and celebrating your last treatment. Coping with Chemo also has an FAQ resource section as well as blogs, chat rooms, and bulletin boards to connect with other teens online.
Group Loop is a program by The Wellness Community that provides online support for teens with cancer and their parents. I’m Too Young For This!
I’m Too Young For This, iy, is an online support community for young adults with cancer. The organization hosts “The Stupid Cancer Blog” and weekly talk show “The Stupid Cancer Show,” has 13 local chapters across the U.S., Australia, and Canada, and provides an extensive compilation of resources including links to forums, books, coping literature and other young adult cancer organizations.
National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation's mission is to provide services and support to young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer. NCCF is committed to providing need-based financial support to young adult survivors who are pursuing higher education throughout their treatment and beyond. Furthermore, the Foundation promotes awareness and prevention of cancer within the young adult community.
Next Step provides retreats, camp excursions, creative workshops, and social networking for young adults facing life threatening health issues.
Web site for young adults with cancer. A place to share insights, explore fears, or laugh with others.
Prepare to Live
Prepare to Live is the only non-profit, charitable organization founded and managed by cancer survivors, dedicated to using the power of the web and documentary-style filmmaking to provide Help, Hope, Information and Inspiration™ specifically to young adults coping with cancer worldwide
An initiative of Young Adult Cancer Canada, RealTime Cancer provides support, inspiration, and non-medical information online for all young adults with cancer, regardless of location. The RealTime Cancer website provides support in several different ways including: survivor profiles, news articles, online forum discussions, cancer blogs, annual conferences, newsletters and links to other young adult cancer resources.
Survivor Alert is a nationwide awareness initiative offering information, links to many resources, and recommendations for action for young adult cancer survivors and the health professionals who treat them. The site provides information to help young adult survivors understand survivorship issues and do the right things to stay as healthy as possible.
Teens Living with Cancer
Teens Living With Cancer provides support and information to help deal with the unique age-specific issues and questions teens with cancer face such as body, school, and relationship issues, staying healthy, and connecting with peers.
The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer
The SAMFund is a unique non-profit organization created to assist young adult survivors of cancer with a successful transition into their post-treatment life, by providing financial support through the distribution of grants and scholarships.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
The Mission of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is to enhance lives by supporting, educating and connecting young adults, and their loved ones, affected by cancer.
Working Against Cancer
Working Against Cancer supports children, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors through mentoring, self-evaluation tools, and career opportunity referrals. WAC's mission is to help adolescents and young adults navigate the emotional upheaval that accompanies a cancer diagnosis in order to become self-reliant individuals with independent, productive lives.
Young Adults Surviving Glioblastoma
YASG provides treatment information and an online forum and live chat service for young adults with glioblastoma (brain cancer).
Young Cancer Spouses
The mission of this organization is to bring together young spouses of adults with cancer to share information, support, and experiences. The website provides information on taking care of yourself, medical care, relationships, financial issues, transitions and has an online forum to connect with others.
Young Empowered Survivors
Young Empowered Survivors is a social networking group and support group for young adults with cancer (anyone under age 45). YES holds monthly support groups in Colorado, but also has an active message board for members to share questions, ideas and helpful resources
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