Social Media/Online Support

Social Media

  • DC Young Adult Cancer Community Private Facebook Group
  • CancerCare  – Counseling. Support groups. Education. Financial assistance.
    • Online Young Adult support groups
      • Online support groups take place using a password-protected message board format (not live chat) and are led by professional oncology social workers who offer support and guidance. Groups are held for 15 weeks at a time, and group members must register to join. After completing the registration process (which can take up to 2-3 business days), members can participate by posting in the groups 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Cancer Support Community 
    • Teen Support Community (Group Loop)
      • An online resource for teens to connect with each other to find support, education, and hope while dealing with a cancer diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one
    • Cancer Support Helpline
      • Anyone affected by the cancer journey can find support over the helpline by calling 888.793.9355
  • Lacuna Loft
    • Website
      • Lacuna Loft provides online wellness support programs and resources, lifestyle encouragement, and peer support community that young adults need to overcome their challenging health and life circumstances and thrive.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    • YAconnect: Young Adults Living with Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma
      • A forum for young adult patients (ages 18-39) to address the stresses and triumphs shared by those living with survivorship issues. This chat is open for you to discuss any issue related to living with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma: a new diagnosis, treatment decisions, clinical trials, treatment side effects, relapse, emotional toll, interpersonal relationships, fatigue, living with uncertainty and other survivorship issues.
  • Sisters Network – the only national African-American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States
  • Vivibot from HopeLab – Facebook-based chatbot for young adult cancer survivors in the first few years post treatment
  • Young Survival Coalition – Provides support and education to young adults with breast cancer
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