Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program Resources
Easy way for you to manage your medications and doctor’s instructions.
CaringBridge offers a safe, secure place for patients and caregivers to provide health updates, and for family and friends to respond with messages of emotional support and prayers.
Award-winning, mobile app-based social community founded by cancer survivors and caregivers who wanted to create a more human approach to helping people live on their own terms.
Discover support designed for you! If you are living with cancer, feeling supported by your family and friends may be more important than ever. LivingWith is designed to help you connect with loved ones, ask for the support you need, remember important information from doctor’s visits and stay organized all in one place.
Keep track of your healthy routine with MangoHealth! In this app you create your personal schedule of healthy habits, including taking your medication on time. You will receive customized reminders and earn points for gift cards as you maintain your healthy routine.
Keeping track of your medications can be difficult! Medisafe’s medication reminder app is a fast, secure and accurate way to keep track of all of your meds, get personalized reminders and vital drug interaction warnings.
With our patient portal you can schedule appointments, access records, see test results, ask your care provider questions, and more — right from your smartphone.
The Mental Health App Guide Designed with you in mind. Looking for a mental health app? There are lots to choose from, and we're here to help!
Reachout: My Support Network
Support network for patients and caregivers. Participate in stigma-free discussions, find like-minded people, get support, recommendations, enjoy exclusive member benefits and find yourself again.
Living With Cancer: A Teen Perspective: A Collection of Essays from the Gilda’s Club New York City Essay Contest
Living with Cancer presents the winners of the Gilda’s Club® New York City teen essay contest. These essays give voice to teens whose lives and the lives of those they love have been affected by cancer, expressing their experiences with bravery, humor, and above all, honesty.
Reimagine Well Learn Guide: Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer: From Diagnosis To Wellbeing
If you, or someone you love, has been diagnosed with cancer and you are between the ages of 15 and 39, this Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Learn Guide will help you through the anxiety of a cancer diagnosis.
Riding the Cancer Coaster: Survival Guide for Teens and Young Adults
Through her own experiences as a two-time cancer survivor, and previous teen cancer patient who faced a forty percent chance of survival, Clarissa Schilstra has learned a great deal about all of these challenges and how to cope with them.
The C- Word: Teenagers and their Families Living with Cancer
In this book, five teens with cancer, their families and best friends are interviewed about the effects the disease has had on their lives.
Zen Teen: 40 Ways to Stay Calm When Life Gets Stressful
A warm and relatable teen guide to reducing anxiety, depression and panic while developing resilience and confidence with 40 tips and tricks that guide, support, and inspire teens to keep calm and stay mindful.
College Consultants Care
College Consultants Care provides FREE college application assistance from experienced Independent Educational Consultants to students diagnosed with cancer (and are on treatment) or have a parent diagnosed with cancer.
National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
NCCF is committed to providing need-based financial support to young adult survivors who are pursuing higher education throughout their treatment and beyond. Furthermore, the Foundation promotes awareness and prevention of cancer within the young adult community.
Scholarship Opportunities for Survivorship and Oncology Patients
Cancer patients and survivors should consider this list of scholarship opportunities. Look for one that might be a fit for you.
13thirty is an internationally known and respected leader in the field of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer because of our strong passion, clear vision, and steadfast commitment to a singular focus — teens and young adults with cancer.
American Society of Clinical Oncology ASCO: Cancer in Young Adults
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the voice of the world’s cancer physicians. ASCO’s patient information website -- Cancer.Net - brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them.
Livestrong: Adolescents and Young Adults
Adolescents and young adults have very specific concerns and needs when faced with a cancer diagnosis. This is the time when you want to meet others, focus on school and start a family. A cancer diagnosis can present many challenges, and we’re here to help you.
Teen Cancer America
Teen Cancer America’s mission is to improve the experience, outcomes and survival of teens and young adults with cancer by providing facilities and programs designed especially for them in hospitals throughout the USA.
Ullman Foundation’s mission is to change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.
Cancer and Careers
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.
Cancer Support Community
Their mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
Connect with friends and families through your private community website, join a discussion board, find resources on living with cancers, and much more.
Educational and Social Resources for Patients and Families
Adolescent and Young Adult FAQs [PDF]
If you are an adolescent or young adult (AYA) with cancer, you probably have many questions. We understand that not everyone wants to ask their questions out loud, so we’ve compiled a list of those that are often asked.
AYA Patient Steering Committee
The AYA Patient Steering Committee is made up of AYA patients and survivors, as well as psychosocial and child life specialists from CHOP. The group addresses the unique concerns of AYAs and provides a community for children in this age group who have been treated for cancer.
Elephants and Tea
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IS CANCER. TEA IS THE RELIEF CONVERSATION PROVIDES. Elephants and Tea is a media company with the mission to help adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, survivors and caregivers know they are not alone in their fight with cancer. We are the only magazine written for and by the AYA cancer community telling their story in their own words.
Research Study: Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Peer Mentoring
In peer mentoring, a person who has lived through a specific experience mentors a person who is new to that experience. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is conducting a research study of peer-to-peer mentoring for oncology patients.
Resource Guide for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Cancer [PDF]
The Resource Guide for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Cancer offers important resources that may be helpful to adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors of cancer.
Triage Cancer offers a variety of events and resources to educate individuals diagnosed with cancer, their caregivers, and their community of support, about the many physical, psychological, practical, legal, and financial issues that may come with a cancer diagnosis.
AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted
Listen in to podcast where adolescents and young adults (AYA) from the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discuss their experiences with cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Life: With A Side of Cancer
Two young adults, Vinnie Cent and Sierra Missed, talk about LIFE, their experiences with cancer, and ways to elevate the young adult cancer community through conversation. Bon Appetit!
Fertile Action is a cancer charity working to ensure fertile women touched by the disease can become mothers.
Fertility Options for Young Female Cancer Patients
CHOP has one of the best fertility preservation programs in pediatric oncology, offering choices for teenagers and young women as well as girls who have not yet experienced puberty.
Fertility Preservation for Boys Treated for Cancer
While preserving fertility is an important topic for families to discuss before cancer treatment begins, it can also lead to some uncomfortable conversations.
Some cancer patients and survivors face the real risk of infertility due to a cancer diagnosis and/or its treatment. LIVESTRONG Fertility helps you understand your fertility risks and options, and get access to fertility preservation discounts.
The Oncofertility Consortium
The Oncofertility Consortium is an international, interdisciplinary initiative designed to explore the reproductive future of cancer survivors.
2bme is home to a collection of short articles for teens with cancer. Topics include handling non-medical issues like diet, body image and relationships.
CancerCare provides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial assistance to people facing a cancer diagnosis.
CureSearch for Children's Cancer contains a wealth of information on diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer and the late effects of cancer therapy. CureSearch provides educational and coping resources to families affected by childhood cancer.
Is a one-on-one cancer support service that connects a person fighting cancer with a survivor who has beaten the same type of cancer.
Lacuna Loft is a nonprofit organization providing online support programs to young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
Livestrong: Adolescents and Young Adults
Adolescents and young adults have very specific concerns and needs when faced with a cancer diagnosis. This is the time when you want to meet others, focus on school, and start a family. A cancer diagnosis can present many challenges, and we’re here to help you.
Songs of Love
It's a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing personalized songs for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges, free of charge.
Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Interactive Radiology Center
The Starlight Children's Foundation's interactive Radiology Center features an interactive game to help kids understand and prepare for imaging tests.
Stupid Cancer: The Voice Of Young Adult Cancer
Stupid Cancer is an all-inclusive young adult cancer community that empowers those affected by young adult cancer.
Young Adult Cancer Connection
Young Adult Cancer Connection offers young adults (18-39) with cancer experience, whether in remission or in treatment, and their caregivers a forum to work through the issues unique to this age group.