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Young Adults with Cancer

Coborn Cancer Center provides comprehensive care and an extensive range of treatment options to support young adult cancer patients (18-40 years old) and their families. Your life is changed by cancer. As you move through treatment or transition back to school, work and home, we are committed to offering you access to information and resources that can effectively enhance your life throughout the cancer experience.

Resources for Young Adults with Cancer

The sites listed below provide information on many cancer-related topics, from diagnosis and treatment to dealing with side effects. These sites include dedicated content for young adults.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society provides educational information for young adults living with cancer about many topics including fertility, side effects, treatment options, research, and special issues for young adults with cancer.


Provides educational information about returning to school or work, relationships and how to cope with possible physical, sexual and emotional changes from cancer and its treatment for young adults living with cancer.

Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a community-powered advocacy organization on a mission to transform the care and treatment of young adults with cancer.

LiveSTRONG Comprehensive Guide for Adolescents and Young Adults

Provides educational information for young adults living with cancer on topics including fertility, relationships and practical concerns.

National Cancer Institute

Provides educational information for young adults living with cancer on many topics including treatment choices, coping and support, after treatment and organizations serving young adults with cancer.

Pregnant with Cancer

Dedicated to providing information, support and hope for women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant.

Stupid Cancer

The largest US-based charity that comprehensively addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health and social media.

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 Print Resources

  • The Chemotherapy Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Through Treatment (3rd Edition). Judith McKay, Tammy Schacher. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2009
  • Chemo: Secrets to Thriving From Someone Who‛s Been There. Roxanne Brown, Barbara Mastej, John S. Link, MD. Bedford, IN: NorLights Press, 2011
  • The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery. Rebecca Katz. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2009
  • Planet Cancer. Heidi Di Schultz Adams, Christopher Schultz. Lyons Press, 2010

Additional information is available on our Resources page.

Contact Us

General Information

Nurse Advisor

Medical Oncology Referrals
320-229-4902, ext. 70698
Fax: 320-200-3252

Radiation Referrals
320-229-4900, ext. 70840
Fax: 320-229-5003

Coborn Cancer Center Events & Support Groups

Coborn Cancer Center has many events and support groups to help you through your cancer journey.

View the list of current offerings

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