If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with colon cancer as a young adult, you know this diagnosis brings a set of challenges many patients over 50 may not experience.

Whether you’re a young patient, caregiver or medical professional, we want you to be aware of potential issues you may face and have the resources to help you through it.



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    • CancerCare: Helping Children Understand Cancer: Talking to Your Kids About Your Diagnosis
    • KidsKonnected: Cancer support and education for children ages 5-18

Financial Issues

          • Needy Meds: Financial assistance for an array of medical needs
          • The SAMFund: Supports young adult cancer survivors in the US as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment

Check out these other financial assistance programs

Dating, Intimacy & Fertility

    • Nancy’s List: Intimacy and Sexual Issues for Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment
    • Fertile Hope: Provides reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility

Camps, Retreats & Wishes

  • First Descendants: Offers free outdoor adventures for young cancer patients and survivors.
  • Camp Mak-A-Dream: A cost-free cancer camp for young adults, children and siblings/children of cancer survivors
  • Athletes For Cancer: Life rejuvenation and adventure retreats for teens and young adults
  • True North Treks: Leads young adults with cancer on week-long treks in remote, wilderness destinations across the US
  • 3 Little Birds 4 Life: Enhancing the lives of young adult cancer patients (ages 18-40) by granting wishes and putting smiles on faces

Career & Workplace Issues

Communication & Psychological Issues

Movies, Blogs & Radio Shows

      • Generation Why: Huffington Post spotlight on young adult cancer patients and survivors featuring blogs, news, community conversations. Your own writings can also be published here! Learn more.

For the Caregiver

    • First Descendants: FDrock – An adventure experience for the “rocks” in patient’s lives