NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults
Part 10: Resources
General Information on Cancer in AYAs
The 15-40 Connection
Not-for-profit organization dedicated to motivating
AYAs to take their health and medical care seriously,
to take action when they notice changes in their
health, and to be strong self-advocates when their
instincts tell them something is wrong.
Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance
A community of peer support and advocacy for AYAs
with cancer, designed to connect and empower AYAs
and help them access support and resources.
Seventy K: Survival Up
Not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving
cancer care by educating patients, families, and their
health care providers about age-appropriate treatment
and the unique needs of AYA cancer patients.
Stupid Cancer (The I’m Too Young for This! Cancer
The nation’s largest online support community for
AYAs affected by cancer.
Teens Living With Cancer
National non-profit organization dedicated to helping
teens live with cancer. This site contains teen-oriented
resources designed to help teens cope with their
disease and treatment and connect with other teens
on the same ride.
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
Grassroots organization dedicated to supporting,
educating, connecting, and empowering AYA cancer
patients and survivors.
Kris Carr. Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips. Guilford, CT: skirt!, 2007.
Written by cancer survivor Kris Carr (with an
introduction by Sheryl Crow),
Crazy, Sexy Cancer
is a rambling, very personal, often funny, and
incredibly useful assortment of tips from Ms. Carr
and her “cancer posse” of patients and survivors.
Includes tips on everything from picking out a wig and
a “cancer wardrobe” to how to select a good cut of