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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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Planet Cancer
Planet Cancer is an online community of young adults in their 20's and 30's who are dealing with cancer.
Stupid Cancer offers age appropriate support services for young adults with a cancer diagnosis (previous or current).
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


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

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

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

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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