"If I can share half of what I learned with a new patient, I'll be a happy man!"

- KEvIn, age 30

Resources for Young Cancer Patients and Survivors

The term "survivorship" in the cancer world generally refers to patients who have completed initial cancer treatments (radiation, surgery, or chemotherapy). As you finish treatment, your doctors and care team will continue to follow you carefully. The focus shifts, however, more to wellness. Explore the links on this page to find out details, and resources available for each step of your cancer journey.


American Cancer Society / Cancer in Adolescents

ACS offers information specific to AYA patients, from treatments and special issues to the latest research and statistics.



CancerCare /Young Adults

CancerCare provides free, professional support services for young adults affected by cancer, as well as cancer information and additional resources.



American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) / Young Adults

Topics include cancers that are most common in young adults, specific challenges for young adults with cancer and how to find help and support. Detailed sections: Family, Friends, and Relationships; Understanding Cancer Treatment; Cancer and Your Body; Returning to School or Work After Cancer; and Managing Emotions and Health After Cancer.


Young Survival Coalition (YSC) for Young Women with Breast Cancer

Meet and connect with the YSC community nationally & locally. Be inspired, get involved, find support online, in person or one-on-one.