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NCCN Guidelines for Patients


Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, Version 1.2017

877.NCCS.YES (622.7937)

The oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization

in the country, advocating for quality cancer care for

all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.

Needy Meds

Searchable online database of pharmaceutical

companies’ patient assistance programs.

The Patient Access Network Foundation

866.316.7263, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, ET

Provides help to underinsured patients for out-of-

pocket expenses for life-saving medications. Patients

must complete an application and meet certain

insurance and income criteria to qualify for aid.

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief


Provides direct financial support for pharmaceutical

co-payments to insured patients who financially and

medically qualify.

Patient Advocate Foundation


Provides professional case managers who serve

as advocates for patients in dealing with insurance

companies, employers, and/or creditors.

Rx Assist

Searchable online database of pharmaceutical

companies’ patient assistance programs.

The SAMFund Support for Young Adult Cancer


Non-profit organization that helps young adult

survivors of cancer with a successful transition into

their post-treatment life, by providing financial support

through the distribution of grants and scholarships.

Telling Kids About Cancer

Comprehensive, user-friendly site with a wealth of

age-appropriate tips and resources for parents.

The Young Adult Cancer Alliance

Critical Mass “Mission Control"

Comprehensive database to help you find the most

up-to-date information on resources that best suit

your needs, specific to your diagnosis and location.

Young Survival Coalition

Network of breast cancer survivors and supporters

dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique

to young women and breast cancer.

Print Resources

Lori Hope.

Help Me Live, Revised: 20 Things People

with Cancer Want You to Know.

Berkeley, CA:

Celestial Arts, 2011.

Kathleen McCue, Ron Bonn.

How to Help Children

Through a Parent’s Serious Illness: Supportive,

Practical Advice from a Leading Child Life Specialist.

New York, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2011.

Peter VanDerNoot.

Helping Your Children Cope with

Your Cancer (2


Edition): A Guide for Parents and


Long Island City, NY: Hatherleigh Press,


Michael Feuerstein, Patricia Findley

The Cancer

Survivor’s Guide: The Essential Handbook to Life

After Cancer.

New York, NY: Marlowe & Company,




Navigating life (during and after treatment)