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Below are links to websites with useful information about lung cancer and other types of cancer in young adults. Please check back often as the list will continuously be updated with new information.


LUNGEVITY

http://www.lungevity.org

The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer.

In order to accomplish our mission, LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer. LUNGevity also supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network, as well as the largest online support community for those affected by lung cancer.



LEADERS OF LUNG CANCER FREE WORLD
http://lungcancerleaders.org

Leaders was created with one goal in mind: to elevate lung cancer to an issue of urgent national concern.


SEVENTY K

http://seventyk.org

SeventyK’s mission is to change cancer care by educating patients, families, and their healthcare providers about age-appropriate treatment and the unique needs of the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patient.  Unlike pediatric and older adult cancer patients, for over two decades the rate of survival for AYA cancer patients has not improved.


PLANET CANCER and LIVE STRONG

http://www.planetcancer.org
http://www.livestrong.org

LIVESTRONG recognizes that young adults with cancer slip into a lonely no-man's land. Too old for the instant community of a children's hospital, they still don't fit in with the over-50 community that overwhelmingly populates adult cancer wards. Because young adults with cancer are a relatively small group, the difficulty of finding peer support is increased exponentially, forcing many to deal in isolation with issues specific to this age and stage of life: dating with cancer, disclosure to a potential employer, long-term insurance issues, moving back home, loss of fertility, or having to quit school or a newly launched career. Planet Cancer exists so that no young adult will have to endure such isolation again.


Coping with Cancer

Charting Your Journey
http://copingmag.com/cwc/index.php/article_review/article/charting_your_journey

Coping with Cancer magazine is written by and for the cancer community with help from our editors. A wide variety of professionals share their knowledge and experience in easy-to-read, relevant articles, and patients, caregivers, and survivors share their strategies for coping. Add in the latest news, FDA updates, resource lists, and exclusive interviews with celebrity cancer survivors, and the result is a publication that provides a unique editorial environment.