Cancer in Young Adults

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Additional resources for cancer in young adults

More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website,

Dealing with a diagnosis of cancer

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

Cancer treatment

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

A Guide to Cancer Surgery (also in Spanish)

Targeted Therapy


Stem Cell Transplant (Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow, and Cord Blood Transplants)

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Cancer and treatment side effects

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression (also in Spanish)

Fertility and Men With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Fertility and Women With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Pregnancy and Breast Cancer

Sexuality for the Woman with Cancer (also in Spanish)

Sexuality for the Man With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Second Cancers Caused by Cancer Treatment


Americans With Disabilities Act: Information for People With Cancer (also in Spanish)

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (also in Spanish)

Working During Cancer Treatment

Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment

Health insurance and financial issues

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

What is COBRA? (also in Spanish)

What is HIPAA? (also in Spanish)

Books from your American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at to find out about costs or to place an order:

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance
Phone number: 1-512-553-3556

    Has information on the unique needs of young adults with cancer, as well as advocacy information and opportunities

Stupid Cancer

    A social networking organization for young adult cancer survivors (ages 15 to 40 years old) and their caregivers that offers support to help improve quality of life for young adults affected by cancer.

Planet Cancer
Phone number: 1-512-452-9010

    An online community of young adults (ages 18-40) with cancer who share their information and thoughts of the cancer experience. A little off the beaten path, it is often entertaining and frequently bizarre.

Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults
Toll-free number: 1-888-393-3863

    For cancer patients between the ages of 18-40; works to support, educate, connect, and empower young adult cancer survivors

Fertile Hope
Toll-free number: 1-888-994-4673

    Provides information on having children in the future to cancer patients whose medical treatments raise the risk of infertility; also offers “Live:On,” a use-at-home sperm banking kit

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237
TTY: 1-800-332-8615

    Provides accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients and their families, including clinical trials information for patients

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Last Medical Review: 02/18/2014
Last Revised: 02/18/2014