Young adults and cancer survivorship  
  • More than 65,000 young adults in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year.
  • There are more than a million young adult survivors in the United States.
  • Survival rates for young adults haven’t improved in more than three decades.
  • Young adult cancer patients often face different challenges than older and younger patients. They may have less savings, poor or no health insurance and less job security. They may also live alone or far from extended family, and they may be left with body changes such as loss of fertility that complicate dating.
  For young adults   For everyone  

LiveStrong Young Adult Alliance

A coalition of organizations aiming to improve survival rates and quality of life for young adults with cancer.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Offers education and programs for young adult cancer survivors and their families and friends.

I’m Too Young for This

An advocacy, support and research organization working for survivors and care providers who are under 40.


Colon Cancer Alliance

Dedicated to ending suffering caused by colorectal cancer. CCA is the official patient support partner of Katie Couric's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA).

Cancer Care

Provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

One of the world's premier cancer centers.