NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017
General information on cancer in AYAs
General information on
cancer in AYAs
The 15-40 Connectionwww.15-40.org
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.
Seventy K: Survival Upwww.seventyk.org
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
Stupid Cancer (The I’m Too Young for This!
Cancer Foundation, iy)www.stupidcancer.org
The nation’s largest online support community for
AYAs affected by cancer.
Teens Living With Cancerwww.teenslivingwithcancer.org
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 Adultswww.ulmanfund.org/
Grassroots organization dedicated to supporting,
educating, connecting, and empowering AYA cancer
patients and survivors.
Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips.
Written by cancer survivor Kris Carr (with an
introduction by Sheryl Crow), Crazy, Sexy Cancer
Tips 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 meat.
Everything Changes: The Insider’s
Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009.
Written by a health care advocate and cancer
uses the stories
of 26 AYAs with cancer (including the author)
to provide perspective, advice, and plenty of
information and useful resources for patients
facing the challenge of cancer and survivorship.
Heidi Schultz Adams & Christopher Schultz.
Planet Cancer: The Frequently Bizarre Yet Always
Informative Experiences and Thoughts of Your Fellow
Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2010.
Written by the same team that developed the
Planet Cancer website, this book is a truly
comprehensive guide to dealing with cancer,
from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Filled
with first-person stories, humor (“Top 10 Worst
Ways for An Oncologist to Break the Bad News”),
and information on everything from dealing with
insurance companies to maintaining your sex life,
is a must-read for any young adult