Online resources for cancer survivors


The New York LifeLab is one of several groups that have sprung up to address the unique needs of young adults who have survived cancer.

Among the others:

Colon Club: Raises awareness that anyone can get colorectal cancer, regardless of age. Founded in 2003 and based in Wilton, N.Y.

Fertile Hope: Helps survivors seeking to become parents. Founded in 2001 and based in New York.

Livestrong Young Adult Alliance: Works through the Austin, Tex.-based Lance Armstrong Foundation to unite advocates for young-adult survivors. Founded in 2005.

Planet Cancer: Hosts an online community. Founded in 1995 and based in Austin, Texas.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults: Connects young-adult survivors and helps with services. Founded in 1997 and based in Ellicott City, Md.

Vital Options: Offers support and advocacy. Bills itself as the first U.S. organization to focus specifically on young-adult patients. Founded in 1983 and based in Studio City, Calif.

Young Survival Coalition: Founded in 1998 for breast cancer survivors under 40. Based in New York.


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