YOUNG ADULT CANCER FACTS
There are many reasons there has been no improvement in young adult survival rates:
These were the people I turned to for support. Please spread the word.
Eric Anthony Galvez DPT CSCS
I’m Too Young For This
A hip site for adolescents and young adult patients with cancer/tumors. The premier site for adolesent and young adult survivor resources.
A cool site for adolescents and young adult patients with cancer/tumors. Has the only “social networking” platform for young survivors. There is nothing like it geared towards adolescents and young adults.
SeventyK: Sign The Young Adult Cancer Patient Bill of Rights. Preserve Our Potential!
KAYAC : Kids, Adolescents, and Young Adults Cancer Research Program at UC Irvine. One of the first research programs to address the neglected young adult population.
One of the first organizations to support young adults with cancer.
The LiveStrong Young Adult Alliance – A branch of the uber popular LiveStrong Organization
The Ulman Fund
Founded by cancer survivor Doug Ulman this fund is dedicated to supporting young adults with cancer.
Young Adults Surviving glioblastoma
A site dedicated to supporting young adults whose lives have been affected by glioblastoma brain tumors.
National Brain Tumor Foundation Young Adult Support Group
If you have/had a brain tumor and are between 18-35 years old, then this is a must see page for you!
Tamika and Friends
Cervical cancer is one of the few women’s cancers that can be prevented
Imerman’s Angels – Need someone to talk to who knows what you’re going through? They’ll set you up.
Carpe Testes – A funny but educational site dedicated to testicular cancer.
Adolescent and Young Adult snapshot from the National Cancer Institute
Young Adult mAss Kickers
Matthew Zachary: The “Jay-Z” of Young Adult Survivorship.
Liz Holzemer: an inspirational meningioma survivor, mother of 2, and active brain tumor advocate. She founded Meningioma Mommas and is author of “Curveball”.
Tumorland: A great blog for brain tumor information. This blog has a lot of information about chemotherapy and other types of brain tumor research.
Audra Coldiron: A young mom and a brain tumor survivor
The Journal of a Prizefighter: A young man’s fight against Hodgkin’s disease
Wonky-eye: A young wife’s perspective on her young husband’s brain tumor
Kris Carr: A cool gal who knows a lot about mAss Kicking the natural way.
Michael Tiernan: A testicular cancer survivor and immensely talented guy!
Erin Zammett Ruddy: Glamour editor and leukemia patient. Her blog’s all about living with cancer—the ups, the downs, the craziness of it all.
Duane Baily-Castro : The “Renaissance” Hodgkins lymphoma mAss Kicker. His blog contains many useful resources.
Christine Pechara : An extremely rescourceful non-Hodgkins lymphoma mAss Kicker
Maimah Karmo : A very charismatic breast cancer mAss Kicker. An author, activist, and Empowerment Expert
Eric Galvez : He is a physical therapist that became a patient. He is now evolving and re-creating himself
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