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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. each site and group has its own personality. Find a group you can relate to.
We have resources for young adults, staying healthy, fertility and other general informative sites.
PlanetCancer Online Community
The Planet Cancer Web site provides a unique voice for young adults who have been affected by cancer: fresh and irreverent, but always honest. The site offers information, connections, entertainment and support. The heart of the site is the Forum, a thriving online community where users find and communicate with other young adults around the world about what's on their minds – from death or fertility issues to dumb things people say.
I’m Too Young for This!
End the isolation and improve the quality of life for young adults affected by cancer.
Cancer Care, Inc.
Cancercare has a special program for young adults with cancer. They offer on-line and telephone support.
The Ulman Fund for Young Adults
A great connection site for survivors, parents and young adults with cancer. There is a mix of childhood cancer survivors and survivors diagnosed as a young adult. They offer a special guide for teens and young adults which stays it all “No Way It Can’t Be.”
Vital Options International
Conversations about cancer from experts, patients and survivors. There are frequent young adult guests and young adult particpants.
Staying Healthy Resources
Look Good...Feel Better for Teens 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.
The Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center
The programs offered at the Benhdheim Integrative Medicine Center are designed to enhance quality of life, increase self-awareness, and prevent health problems through a unique healing regime focusing on the body, mind and spirit. Integrative medicine combines the discipline of modern science with the wisdom of ancient healing. For people living with chronic or life-threatening illness, it can transform the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of their lives. Integrative medicine may also be valuable to those who are not ill but wish to increase self-awareness, enhance well-being, and help prevent health-related problems.
The services offered (massage, acupuncture, meditation, nutritional counseling, reiki, and movement and fitness classes) are used in order to alleviate stress, reduce pain and anxiety, manage symptoms, and promote a feeling of well-being.
Integrative Medicine Service's About Herbs Web Site
The About Herb's Web Site (provided by the Integrative Medicine Service) is an information resource, providing evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and more. There are evaluations of alternative or unproven cancer therapies.
American Institute for Cancer Research
This is the only Web site dedicated to diet and its relationship to cancer and cancer prevention.
Diana Dyer, MS, RD-Cancer and Nutrition Specialist
Sticking to a cancer prevention diet is hard, but you can ease into it.Diana is a childhood and three time adult cancer survivor. has personal and professional experience with the impact of nutrition and cancer. Her web site contains nutrition information, healthy recipes and helpful links.
This professional and well organized site contains the most recent diet information during and after treatment.
The Sun Protection Shop
This site has photographs, descriptions and warning signs of skin cancer.
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The premiere spot for questions about fertility preservation, options and general information.
A patient education resource to help patients and survivors advocate for themselves.
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.
Strives to make fertility preservation services available to all individuals who are facing fertility threatening treatment by offering financial assistance for to those in need.
National Cancer Institute Information
Offers general information relating to cancer treatment and its effects on fertility.
Beyond the Cure
Lots of information on educational and medical late effects. This is not brain tumor specific, but there is still something for everyone.
The Children’s Oncology Group Web site has the most up to date information on late effects research.
The Office of Cancer Survivorship
Want to know what studies the government is funding and what’s new in research. This is the place to go.
Cancer Survivor’s Project
List many of the new books and journal articles related to childhood cancer survivorship.
NORD Rare Disease Support Community
This is a place on the Web to meet friends, ask questions, and share stories -- all within a safe, secure environment.
The Inner Cook
The Inner Cook is a company consisting of a group of really dedicated pros in the culinary arts who want to spread the word that eating nourishingly scrumptious meals - and having a blast in the kitchen - is within your grasp. Through the Inner Cook, chef Rebecca Katz teaches creative culinary solutions to people navigating the after effects of cancer treatments. For those whose appetites have been turned off by illness, Rebecca's One Bite at a Time cookbook is an instant turn-on to good, nourishing food.
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