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AYA Survivor Resources

Originally published on November 11, 2009
Most recently updated on April 23, 2014

Dealing with a brain tumor when you are a teenager or a young adult brings about a whole new set of challenges. Whether you were diagnosed when you were a child, a teenager or a young adult, these resources may help you.

2bMe
2bMe is a teen program through Look Good...Feel Better  that is a non-medical, public service to help teens aged 13-17 who have cancer deal with the possible appearance-related, social and nutritional side effects of treatment.
Phone: 1-800-395-LOOK
Website: http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/2bMe/2bMe.html
 
3 Little Birds 4 Life
3 Little Birds 4 Life grants wishes to young adults who have a current cancer diagnosis.
Phone: 1-888-370-8885
Email: info@3littlebirds4life.org
Website: www.3littlebirds4life.org
 
Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance
Critical Mass is an organization that serves young adult survivors through the collaboration of non-profits, advocacy groups, doctors, governement groups and individuals all with the goal to help young adults surviving after cancer.
Phone: 512.553.3556
Email: hq@criticalmass.org
Website: www.criticalmass.org
 
First Descents
First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to take on challenges since their diagnosis.  Adventures include rockclimbing, white water kayaking and surfing and take place all over the US and in several international locations.
Phone:  303-945-2490
Email: info@firstdescents.org
Website: www.firstdescents.org
 
Group Loop
Group Loop is a place for teens with cancer to connect and find support with other teens who have a cancer diagnosis.
Phone: 1-888-793-9355
Email: grouploop@cancersupportcommunity.org
Website: www.grouploop.org
 
mAssKickers
mAssKickers was founded by young adult brain tumor survivor, Eric Galvez.  mAssKickers encourages AYA survivors of any tumor or cancer to survive and thrive through making meaningful connections and promoting education and awareness.
Email: info@masskickers.org
Website: www.masskickers.org
 
The Office of Cancer Survivorship
The Office of Cancer Survivorship is a program through the National Cancer Institute that enhances the quality of life of survivors by addressing their specific needs.
Phone: 240-276-6690
Website: http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/ocs/
 
Planet Cancer
Planet Cancer is an online community of young adults in their 20's and 30's who are dealing with cancer.
Website: www.myplanet.planetcancer.org
 
StupidCancer
Stupid Cancer offers age appropriate support services for young adults with a cancer diagnosis (previous or current).
Website: www.imtooyoungforthis.org
 
The Ulman Fund for Young Adults
The Ulman Fund offers a support community for young adults with a cancer diagnosis as well as several financial assistance programs.
Phone: 410-964-0202
Website: www.ulmanfund.org
 

Fertility

Questions about fertility is an issue that often does not come up until after cancer or tumor treatments.  The following resources may help you to find the support you need or answer questions that you have.

LiveStrong Fertility
LiveStrong's fertility resource offers information about fertility options before, during and after cancer treatments.
Phone: 1-855-220-7777
Website: www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/fertility-services/

MyOncofertility
MyOncofertility is a patient education resource to help patients and survivors advocate for themselves when navigating fertility options during and after a cancer diagnosis.
Phone: 866-708-FERT
Website: www.myoncofertility.org

ReproTech Limited
ReproTech, Ltd. is dedicated to offering safe and effective shipment and long term storage of reproductive tissue that has been originally cryopreserved at another laboratory or cryobank.
Phone: 1-573-474-1756
Website: www.reprotech.com

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute offers offers information specific to fertility as it relates to cancer and its associated treatments.
Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER
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