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Cancer Resources for Young People

Being diagnosed with cancer as a young person can feel overwhelming. But resources are available to help manage the financial burden and emotional toll of the disease. Here are some resources to get you started.

Grants and Financial Assistance

Angel Foundation

This organization offers financial assistance for non-medical expenses such as rent, utilities, and groceries.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

CFAC provides a searchable database of financial resources that can help cover the cost of cancer treatment.

HealthWell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation assists with the cost of insurance premiums and copays for cancer treatment.

The SAMFund

The SAMFund provides financial grants to young adult cancer survivors to help pay for education, living expenses and professional development.

Breast Cancer Resources

Breast Cancer Awareness

Organizations such as Susan G. Komen provide comprehensive resources for breast cancer patients, including support groups, financial assistance, and informational guides.

Breast Cancer Survivorship Programs

Many hospitals offer survivorship programs to help patients manage their physical and emotional health after treatment.

Young Women with Breast Cancer

The Young Survival Coalition provides support groups and educational resources specifically tailored to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Pink Ribbon Charities

Charities like the Pink Fund offer financial assistance for non-medical expenses like rent and childcare to help women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Support Services for Young Cancer Patients

CancerCare

Offers free counseling, support groups, financial assistance, and educational workshops for cancer patients and their families.

Stupid Cancer

Dedicated to supporting young adults with cancer through advocacy, support programs, and community-building events.

The Ulman Foundation

Provides free support services, scholarships, and resources to young adults impacted by cancer.

Young and Brave

A non-profit organization that provides financial, emotional, and motivational support to families and children battling cancer.

Mental Health Resources

Cancer and Mental Health

A cancer diagnosis can take a toll on mental health. Resources like Cancer.net offer tips for coping with anxiety and depression during cancer treatment.

Cancer Support Helpline

This free service offers emotional support, referrals to local resources, and information on financial issues related to cancer.

Online Therapy Platforms

Platforms like BetterHelp and Talkspace offer online therapy for cancer patients who may not be able to attend in-person appointments.


The Importance of Support

Young adults with cancer face unique challenges, but the resources available can ease some of the financial and emotional burdens of the disease.

Staying Informed

It's important to research available resources and connect with support groups to best support those impacted by cancer.

Additional Information

National Cancer Institute

A government-run organization providing comprehensive cancer resources.

American Cancer Society

Provides information about different types of cancer and various resources.

Cancer Support Community

A comprehensive resource with information about all forms of cancer and support services available.

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