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Support for Teens/Young Adults

Below are annotated links to the numerous teen web sites and support groups that come to the attention of online listmembers.

Please also note the page in the treatment section on Teen Cancer Care, covering the issues of teen treatment at pediatric or adult oncology centers.

Web Sites

The Samfund

Support and resources for young adult cancer survivors who are struggling financially.

Teens Living With Cancer

A comprehensive site with information on cancer, methods for dealing with cancer treatment, discussion groups, medical dictionary, more. This site is supported by the Childrens Oncology Group.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

The Ulman Cancer Fund provides support for families of teens with cancer. Writings, scholarship, discussion groups.


A community for young people living with cancer. The game, Re-mission, is offered on the web site, as well as blogs, message boards, more.

Young Adults: I'm Too Young for This

A place for young adults affected by cancer. "Stupid Cancer Show", survivorship issues, communities, links, various projects.

LiveStrong (Lance Armstrong Foundation)

LiveStrong Young Adult Alliance

Podcast for young adults with cancer. Covers: Bills and medical expenses, body changes, dating and sexuality, diet and exercise, family and friends, fear of dying, more.

Critical Mass

The Young Adult Cancer Alliance.

Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation

Coping with Chemo™ is a series of online animated stories or “webisodes” that help young people learn how to cope with the challenges of having cancer and undergoing treatment. Starbright World® is a Web-based social network developed for teens living with a chronic or serious illness (and their siblings) to help them connect with other kids in similar situations.

Survivor Alert

For teens and young adult survivors of cancer. Information on practical matters of survivorship: how to get your records, what records you need, where to learn about late effects, health insurance issues, where to get medical treatment, tips on healthy life style choices. The site offers both original content and links for more information. (reviewed 7/07)

MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital

Web page for kids and teens. Photo gallery, link to the MD Anderson AYA program, activities and events, and CareFlash, a social networking site to keep in communication with friends and family. (reviewed 10/07)


Helpful information on getting through treatment. A fun site to visit.

Working Against Cancer

Mentor program for teens and young adults.

Band-Aides and Blackboards

Table of contents for teens on the Bandaides and Blackboards site. Stories and more.

Teenage Cancer Trust

Based in London, Teenage Cancer Trust is an organization dedicated to helping teens with cancer. The web site has a section for teens to communicate with each other, plus information on campaigns for change in the treatment of teens with cancer.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering for Teens Only

Straight-up information for teens with cancer.

Planet Cancer

A community of young adults with cancer.

The Group Loop

Support, information, discussion groups, online support groups, and more for teens with cancer.

First Descents

A Kayak camp for young adults with cancer. (Camp is in Vail, Colorado.)

Young Survival Coalition

The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.

Sam n Sarahs Place

Social networking site for teens and tweens who are affected by cancer.

RealTime Cancer Community

A place where young adults dealing with cancer can connect. Articles, news, blogs, discussions, forums, newsletter, and more.

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation (NCCF)

Provides 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. The Foundation promotes awareness and prevention of cancer within the young adult community.


An Australian website for young people with cancer.

Cancer Really Sucks

A website for teens who have loved ones facing cancer.

Andre Sobel River of Life

Although this is not a highly informative or social website, it offers an opportunity to read and write essays on the childhood cancer experience. Each year, a large cash award is given to the best essay.

Teen's Personal Web Pages

Go to the Grand Listing of Cancer Kid homepages and search through them for pages of other teens with cancer.

Online support groups

Please refer to mailing list page for information on mailing lists and privacy.

ACOR list: 4YOUth.
Discussion group for preteen/teens who had or have cancer.

This list is for youth aged 12-21 on or off-treatment for cancer. Posts to the list are private and confidential: They will not be publicly available outside the list as it is essential that the kids feel safe in posting. In order to subscribe, go to the 4YOUth link and click on "Join the list". If you have any questions, please contact the administrators at

Teens Living With Cancer chat and discussions: Teenslivingwithcancer

Resource lists relevant to teens

Scholarships ped-onc list of scholarships for cancer survivors - one of the most comprenhensive on the web

Make a Wish

Cancer Kid Camps - our grand listing, one of the best compilations on the web

Wigs and Hats

Books (general)

Books (bereavement and terminal illness)


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These pages are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to render medical advice. The information provided on Ped Onc Resource Center should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you suspect your child has a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

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