We want to make sure you have the informational, emotional, and social support you need throughout your cancer journey.
Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology
Young Adult Cancer Support Group (ages 20s-30s)
Provides support for patients in treatment or early follow-up who would like to meet others young adults who understand what they are going through and share their story.
Contact: Thomas J. Pier, MSW
UCLA Healthy Lives After Cancer Program at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Provides TYAs cancer survivors with information and resources to live healthy after cancer through informational health seminars and peer activities.
Contact: Michelle Doose-Peña, MPH
UCLA LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence Oncofertility Resource Program
Provides patient education and resources of available fertility preservation options.
Contact: Amy Jacobson, RN, NP-BC
UCLA Reproductive Endocrinology
A closely coordinated team of highly dedicated reproductive endocrinologists provides individualize treatment options to maximally preserve your future fertility.
National Cancer Institute: Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Provides information and resources specific to TYA cancers, including a dictionary, list of clinical trials, and cancer literature.
Phone: 1.800.4.CANCER (422-6897) (English and Spanish)
LIVESTRONG Patient Navigation Services
Provides free support and navigation services to address financial, insurance, emotional, physical, fertility preservation, and everyday concerns.
Phone: 866.235.7205 (English) | 866.927.7205 (Spanish)
Teen Cancer America
A US charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
Teenage Cancer Trust
A UK charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance
A coalition of organizations, including universities and academic medical centers, cancer centers, community hospitals, professional societies, and nonprofit/advocacy groups dedicated to increasing the survival rate and improve the quality of life for TYAs with cancer.
Provides free information and resources on new programs, benefits and rights under current health laws as well as a tool to explore personal insurance options.
Cancer Legal Resource Center
Provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues and health insurance options.
Cancer and Careers
Provides information and resources for patients who work during and after cancer treatment through its website, publications, support groups, educational seminars, and workbook.
Provides financial assistance to women who have the desire but not the financial means to pursue fertility preservation.
Provides reproductive information, financial support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
The Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University
Exploring and expanding options for the reproductive future of cancer survivors. Website includes information on fertility options as well as patient navigator for fertility preservation.
Phone: 866-708-FERT (3378)
Cancer Support Community - Benjamin Center
Provides weekly support group for young adults in or out of treatment (Tuesdays from 7-9pm in West LA) as well as wellness and educational classes.
Offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors 18+ 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.
Matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel) for 1-on-1 connections by phone or email.
JTV Cancer Support
Video sharing website to share experiences of cancer creatively. Using all aspects of media it enables young people to explore and express their feelings, and make some sense of their very personal journeys from diagnosis onwards.
Empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services such as an online forum, weekly radio show, happy hours, and conferences.
Radio show: Live Mondays at 4pm PST at www.blogtalkradio.com/stupidcancershow
Teens Living with Cancer
Dedicated to helping teens live with cancer with medically accurate, innovative, and totally teen-oriented resources.
The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer
Helps young adult cancer survivors with a successful transition into their post-treatment life by providing financial support through grants and scholarships. Webinars on insurance and financial health are available on their website.
Thrive/Survive Los Angeles
Provides an online portal to various medical and lifestyle resources for young adults post treatment. Support group for young adults post-treatment are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 8-9:30pm in Santa Monica.
weSpark Cancer Support Center
Provides a monthly networking group for young adults (3rd Thursday of the month from 7-9pm in Sherman Oaks) as well as other wellness and educational classes.
Disclaimer: Resources listed on this page are not explicitly or implicitly endorsed, recommended or approved by our program. We do not adopt or endorse anything you may obtain as a result of using the resource or contacting the organization.