This hospital-based public service program helps teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 deal with the appearance, health, and social side effects of cancer treatment.
Located in Southern New Jersey, is a Cancer Beauty Needs Boutique designed for cancer patients. A skilled and trained cosmetologist, certified by the American Cancer Society, offers comfort, compassion, and support in a private setting.
This is a go-to site for adolescents and young adults across the country. They are a leader in young adult cancer advocacy, research, and support who create shared experiences by producing life-changing live events and digital content that end isolation, build community, provide education, and foster meaningful relationships that last a lifetime.
With just a zip code you can find programs specific to Young Adults impacted by cancer and it takes less than 5 seconds. Critical Mass is the alliance of medical facilities, advocacy organizations, governmental agencies, not-for-profits and research institutions joining together to improve the lives of young adults with cancer.
Our message to friends & families… How can you help?
If you have a friend or relative with cancer, here’s what you can do to be a true friend:
- Listen! Let them talk (or not talk) about their feelings.
- Let them take things at their own pace. Help them review schoolwork with no pressure.
- Just be there and visit.
Look past the physical changes and fight the urge to stay away. Continue your friendship.
What do I do if my child or someone I know, has lost the battle?
Healing in grief is not a passive event; it’s an active process. It calls on your emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual energy. Reach out to a local support group that offers support through education, encouragement, and understanding.