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.
http://www.colonclub.com

Fertile Hope: Helps survivors seeking to become parents. Founded in 2001 and based in New York.
http://www.fertilehope.org

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

Planet Cancer: Hosts an online community. Founded in 1995 and based in Austin, Texas.
http://www.planetcancer.org

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

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.
http://vitaloptions.org/youngadultswithcancer.html

Young Survival Coalition: Founded in 1998 for breast cancer survivors under 40. Based in New York.
http://www.youngsurvival.org

Info

Previous entry: Aussie agency bans cigarette breaks

Next entry: Antibiotic stops cancer gene

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.