Explore UAB


National Comprehensive Cancer Network Adolescent and Young Adult Booklet 

Children’s Oncology Group AYA New Diagnosis Guide


Community Resources

Teen Cancer America – TCA has a great music program and lots of other great resources and information.
Cancer Care – A Large national organization with resources and information.
Stupid Cancer – Their mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer by ending isolation and building community. Targeted at 15-39 years old.
Dear Jack – Provides quality of life programming that directly benefits young adult cancer patients, survivors and their families.
Elephants and Tea – The only magazine written for and by the AYA cancer community telling their story in their own words.
American Cancer Society – A wealth of supports and services. ACS has navigators and runs Hope Lodge for a place to stay during treatment.
Patient Advocate Foundation – Assistance with insurance navigation, financial assistance, case management, and more.
Triage Cancer – A wealth of information on the practical and insurance/legal issues surrounding cancer. 


Mental Health/Counseling/Wellness

Immerman Angels – IA has a good one-on-one match program that will put patients or caregivers in touch with someone that has "been there."
Supportive Care – UAB has a Supportive Care clinic that provides symptom management and counseling.
Hope and Cope – For Children’s of Alabama patients, includes Child Life Specialist, psychological, educational, social work, and spiritual support.
Cancer Care – Various online and in person support groups.


Camp/Outdoor Adventures

These may be delayed by COVID-19

Live by Living – Retreats and activities online and in the Colorado Rockies.
Camp Make A Dream – Ranch in Montana.
Epic Experience – Rocky Mountain Adventure in Colorado for those 18 and over with cancer, including survivors. 
First Descents – Climbing adventures in various location around USA for 18-39 year old.
True North Treks – Weeklong and shorter cabin, canoeing and backpacking trips in Western and Northern USA for teens and adults.
Still Waters Cancer Retreat – Weeklong retreat in California with a strong emphasis on faith for those 18 and over.


Wish Organizations

Nik’s Wish – For 18-24 year olds.
Magic Moments – For Patients of Children’s of Alabama who are 18 and under.
Dear Jack Foundation – Wish list and wellness programming.


Fertility Preservation Resources

Livestrong Foundation – A wealth of information related to cancer with substantial resources regarding fertility.
Team Maggie – Financial support for fertility preservation.
Fertility Within Reach – List of Grant & Discount Programs.


Financial Assistance

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition – Clearing house of financial resources.
Hope for Autumn Foundation – For Children’s Hospital patients.
Circle of Care – For families with a child with cancer.
Family Reach – For families facing cancer.


College Scholarships

Children’s of Philadelphia – There are numerous locations to look for scholarships related to cancer, but this list is VERY comprehensive.
College Consultants Care – One-on-One assistance for college admissions/selection/application and testing strategy.