Cancer Resource Directory 2018-11-14T14:35:23+00:00

Cancer Resource Directory

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13Thirty Cancer Connect  is a community dedicated to helping young adults live their best life through all stages of their disease and treatment.

15-40 Connection seeks to create awareness for the fact that cancer is the No. 1 disease-related cause of death for 15- to 40-year-olds, and to promote early detection through advocacy and awareness.

American Cancer Society is a resource to get answers to your questions about cancer, to find links to a great deal of related information, and to search specific types of cancer in order to make informed treatment decisions.

Cancer Care provides online support groups, free professional counseling, and educational workshops for young adults.

Cancer Support Community is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.  

CancerQuest is a website that teaches the biology of cancer. It assumes no previous knowledge on the topic and can help to inform and empower anyone who visits the site.

Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance is a community-powered advocacy organization on a mission to ensure adolescents and young adults have no barriers to survive and thrive after a cancer diagnosis.

Focus Under Forty provides educational programs to shed light on the unique biology and care issues that young adult cancer survivors face.

LIVESTRONG provides direct services to anyone affected by cancer; connects people and communities with the services they need; and calls for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease.

mAss Kickers is an online community created to provide support and motivation to thrive for all newly-diagnosed patients, families, and friends affected by cancer.

Mission Control can help you find programs in your area that are specific to young adults impacted by cancer.  

National Cancer Institute Adolescent & Young Adult Portal offers links to resources for questions about cancer, treatment, clinical trials, and issues that may be faced after treatment. It also contains links to research studies and reports.

National Hospice and Palliative Care is a leader in providing end-of-life care and support.

No Way! It Can’t Be! A Young Adult Cancer Guidebook written by Ulman Founders, Diana & Doug Ulman.

Special Love  s a nonprofit organization that provides families of patients up to age 25 with a community of support.

Stupid Cancer exists to ensure that every young adult affected by cancer is given access to the best age-appropriate support they are entitled to in order to get busy living at every stage of their survivorship.

Theravive is a network of licensed therapists and psychologists committed to helping people receive the best mental health care available.  

Alliance for Fertility Preservation is exclusively focused on fertility preservation for cancer patients.

Let’s Take Charge is a comprehensive fertility preservation education website for patients.  It outlines options for each gender and age range, as well as resources.

LIVESTRONG Fertility is a comprehensive fertility preservation resource for patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

MyOncofertility provides resources to address the complex health care and quality-of-life issues that concern young cancer patients whose fertility may be threatened by their disease or its treatment.

Team Maggie for a Cure offers support and financial assistance to teens and young adults with cancer seeking fertility preservation.

American Cancer Society provides practical information on common workplace concerns and tips for navigating them, in addition to a list of work-related resources.

Cancer.net includes a guide to returning to school after cancer with tips on important subjects like managing chemo-brain.

Cancer and Careers lets you talk with a career coach, see a sample resume, find helpful charts and checklists to manage life and work during and after treatment, and much more.

Livestrong provides information about dealing with the practical aspects of a cancer diagnosis, including employment and financial concerns.

The Tidal Wave Leader is a resource for leadership, life purpose, and cancer recovery.  The goal is to help inspire cancer patients and those in remission.

First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.

Project Koru offers Camp Koru, a camp to help cancer survivors diagnosed between 18-39 to find healing and renewal through outdoor experiences in the ocean and mountains.

Send It Foundation is a non-profit providing outdoor adventures for young adults (ages 21-40) battling cancer.

True North Treks is an organization offering free backpacking & canoeing treks to remote and beautiful backcountry wilderness destinations where you connect with nature (after going through something as unnatural as cancer treatment).

Winter Weekend gives 13-25 year old patients the chance to enjoy an off-site trip to a nearby winter sports resort to enjoy cold weather activities like skiing, snowboarding, inner tubing, and sledding.

Young Adults with Cancer Weekend provides the perfect summer getaway for 18-25 year old cancer survivors, with activities ranging from the adventurous to strictly relaxing.

American Cancer Society addresses some of the practical aspects of starting treatment for your cancer, such as finding the right healthcare team and dealing with financial and insurance issues.

Cancer and Careers has an easy-to-understand guide to managing your health insurance as well as a host of important practical information.

Clinical Trial Matching Service powered by EmergingMed enables us to leverage the power of the Internet to increase treatment options for people with serious illnesses and to speed up drug development through increased enrollment in clinical trials.

HealthCare.gov is a government-run website that provides guidance on the new health care laws. It has specific sections for young adults.

The National Cancer Institute is responsible for conducting and supporting research on cancer. Access information on clinical trials and more.

Patient Advocate Foundation provides professional case managers free of charge to help you with coverage problems over the phone.

Colorectal Cancer Alliance raises awareness, supports patients and research for colorectal cancer patients, providing resources, buddy programs and financial assistance.

The Cord Blood Center has information on how cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and others are treated with cord blood stem cells. Find out more about banking cord blood, life-saving stem cell treatments and what these advances in regenerative therapy mean when facing a cancer diagnosis. There is also a guide book for parents that provides details about the donation/banking process.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society provides financial assistance, as well as a weekly online chat for discussion around any issues related to living with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

PINKED PERSPECTIVE  is a faith-based organization that offers hope to those facing a breast cancer diagnosis by providing support and mentorship, as well as care packages or “Kits” for those facing surgery and/or other treatment.

There Goes My Hero aims to find a match for every Leukemia patient and assist their families through a variety of support programs. Their mission is to restore hope to Leukemia patients and their families through increasing bone marrow registrants, providing nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer research.

Young Survival Coalition is dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.

Ulman offers over 30 scholarships for those affected by cancer.

Finaid.org: Cancer

Finaid.org: Disabilities

Scholarships.com: Cancer

Cancer Legal Resource Center is a national, joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles, provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.

Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.

Imerman Angels provide personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Through a unique matching process, Imerman Angels partner anyone seeking cancer support with a “Mentor Angel.”

Lacuna Loft is a nonprofit organization providing online support programs to young adult cancer survivors and caregivers, including a monthly video ‘hang out’.

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship raises awareness of cancer survivorship and strives to eliminate the stigma of cancer by providing public policy leadership on legislative, regulatory, and financial matters.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network – Guidelines for Cancer Survivors provides an online booklet to help cancer survivors understand the many components of their survivorship.

Ulman House is a home away from home for young adult cancer patients receiving treatment in Baltimore, MD.

Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund supports patients 18-40 currently undergoing cancer treatment. Typical grants cover $500 worth of medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries.

Cancer Care provides financial and co-pay assistance.

Hosts for Humanity connects families and friends of patients traveling to receive medical care with volunteer hosts offering accommodations in their homes.

Joe’s House provides an online nation-wide list of places to stay to assist cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers.

Surviving and Moving Forward for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer (SAMFund) supports young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance, in-person and online support, The SAMFund helps young adults move forward towards their personal, professional, and educational goals.

Hope Connections for Cancer is a cancer support organization in Bethesda, MD, providing support groups, educational programs, and mind/body classes.

Hopewell is a cancer support organization in Timonium, MD, providing support groups, education programs, and mind/body classes.

Kelly’s Dream provides small financial grants to help patients living in Maryland pay for expenses while a patient is in treatment.

Life with Cancer is a cancer support organization in Fairfax, VA, providing support groups, educational programs, and mind/body classes.

Lisa’s Army is an organization out of Philadelphia that provides comfort for cancer patients in the form of care packages.

Message of Hope Cancer Fund provides direct financial assistance to families (in Southern Maryland; Charles & St. Mary’s) who face the monetary burdens associated with cancer.

Mikey’s Miracle Foundation is a Baltimore based organization that provides support to cancer patients and their caregivers.

Nueva Vida is a support network for Latinas with cancer & their families in the Washington, DC & Baltimore Metro area.

Pro Bono Counseling Project provides individuals, couples, and families with free counseling in Maryland.

The Red Devils a non-profit whose mission is to fund services that improve the quality of life for Maryland breast cancer patients and families.

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is a cancer support organization in Washington, DC, providing support groups, educational programs, and mind/body classes.  

Wellness House of Annapolis provides support, education, and services to help individuals and families who have been touched by cancer recover their health and well-being in a home-like environment.

Zaching Against Cancer is a non-profit that provides direct support, scholarships and grants for those affected by cancer and their caregivers.  

Ulman Resources

Learn about our program to inspire movement for patients and survivors, regardless of age or treatment status.

Cancer & Exercise

Having cancer shouldn’t impact getting an education, we offer scholarships to help offset tuition costs.

Scholarships

We don’t want anyone to fight cancer alone – including loved ones. Check out some of our meet-ups.

Meet Ups

No matter where you are – if you’re a young adult being affected by cancer – give us a call. We’ve got your back.

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Heading to Baltimore for treatment? Learn more about our home away from home for young adult cancer patients.

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