Cancer Basics

Here are links to some online resources on basic cancer information and support for teens and young adults with cancer

  • Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer Portal: Information and resources specific to AYA cancers from the National Cancer Institute, including a cancer dictionary, cancer types/treatments, list of clinical trials, research, support options and other topics.
  • Navigating Cancer for Young Adults: Comprehensive, oncologist-approved information to help young adults navigate cancer and make informed health care decisions.
  • Navigating Cancer for Teens: Comprehensive, oncologist-approved information covering cancer basics and a variety of topics specific to teens.
  • National Cancer Institute: Patient Education Publications: NCI's popular patient education publications are available in a variety of formats. Download one or more booklets to your e-book device, smartphone, or tablet for handy reference, or open them as a PDF directly in the browser.
  • Focus Under Forty: A series of educational modules developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and LIVESTRONG Foundation, with input from the NCI.
  • JTV Cancer Support: Video sharing website to share experiences of cancer creatively. Using all aspects of media, it enables young people to explore and express their feelings, and make some sense of their very personal journeys from diagnosis onwards.
  • Moving Forward: A Video Series for Young Adults with Cancer: A video series that offers perspectives from both survivors and doctors on the challenges faced by young adults diagnosed with cancer and how to cope.
  • The 15-40 Connection: Committed to improving AYA cancer survival rates through early detection. Provides educational resources, tools and programming to empower 15- to 40-year-olds to be proactive about their health.
  • Seventy K: Survival Up: Dedicated to improving cancer care by educating patients, families and their health care providers about age-appropriate treatment and the unique needs of AYA cancer patients.
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