Additional Resources

 

Young Adult Cancer Support Organizations:

 

Fertile Action

Fertile Action Foundation: www.fertileaction.com

Fertile Action ensures every woman touched by breast cancer during her reproductive years has the option to preserve her fertility prior to cancer treatment.

 The organization's educational and outreach program aims to:

  • Raise awareness about the risk life-saving cancer treatment poses to fertility of women of reproductive age touched by breast cancer
  • Educate patients and their caregivers about the fertility preservation options available
  • Provide financial assistance to women who have the desire but not the financial means to pursue fertility preservation

Fertile Action's website www.fertileaction.com offers medical, educational and inspiring content, including video diaries by both Survivors and Previvors (those diagnosed with a genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer). It hosts previously untold stories of single women who froze embryos with donor sperm, couples left unable to bear children after cancer treatment and young women who were not provided with options for fertility preservation. It also tells heartfelt stories of hope by those who took steps to ensure their future options as biological mothers and those who had children through natural means despite their cancer treatment.

 

 

Lance Armstrong Foundation - LIVESTRONG

The LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance is a coalition of organizations with the goal to improve the survival rates and quality of life for young adults with cancer between the ages of 15 and 40. The Alliance is committed to promoting research and the investigation of the problem, serving as a voice for the issue and promoting effective solutions.

LAF formed the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance with the knowledge that unity is strength - by working together we can raise awareness and effect positive change for young adults with cancer.

California Cryobank is a proud participant in the LIVESTRONG Sharing Hope program which provides affordable sperm banking services for cancer patients with limited financial means.

 

 

I'm Too Young For This!

I'm Too Young For This!: www.imtooyoungforthis.com

i[2]y exists to ensure that every young adult affected by cancer is given access to the best age-appropriate support they are entitled to in order to get busy living at every stage of their survivorship.

I2y doesn't want you missing out on an incredible wealth of free stuff like online and offline social networking events, adventure retreats, chat rooms, forums and blogs, camping excursions, fertility advocacy, peer counseling, scholarships, financial aid, happy hours and more! (Basically, all the things you never knew you always wanted.) What's more, most of the groups who provide these services were founded by young adult survivors like you so they know what they're doing and can totally relate to what you're going through! So stop searching and start connecting with thousands of others just like you.

Now when you scream, "I'M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS!", at least you'll know you're not alone. (There's over a million of us in the US right now!) So welcome to your life + cancer; where remission is not a cure and survivorship is all that matters. Now get busy living!

California Cryobank is a proud sponsor of I2Y.

 

 

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation: http://www.nvccf.org/

Since 1993, the Mission of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation has been to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, hemophilia, renal disorders and other immunologic diseases.

The foundation offers over 25 programs and services facilitated by both caring professionals and staff members to ensure that a critically ill child and their family members are given hope for the future and the strength and courage to fight the daily battle against disease.

 

 

TRANSITION is a coming of age film based on a true story of a young adult survivor beating the odds.

http://transitionthemovie.com

 

 

The Fertility Within Reach, Banking on the Future program has a simple mission: to ensure that cost is not the major obstable for post-pubertal children to bank their reproductive cells.

  • Individual grants to cover the cost of storing the necessary reproductive cells of children who are about to begin cancer treatment that will impact their reproductive future.
  • Banking on the Future serves post-pubertal oncology patients: Adolescent through young adult, up until the age of 21.
  • Through several banking locations we are able to offer this service nationwide.

Visit http://www.fertilitywithinreach.org/banking-on-the-future/ for more information.

 

 

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