SAYAC Program Web Resources

At Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Health Care, it’s our goal to provide all the information you need in order to understand and actively be a part of the care and treatment process. Here is a list of some useful links:

SAYAC Program Partner: Teen Cancer America

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Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program out of the UK, Teen Cancer America is designed to help hospitals and healthcare professionals bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology care.

SAYAC Information and Organizations

  • Stupid Cancer - Stupid Cancer proudly supports a global network of patients, survivors, caregivers, providers and advocates to ensure that no one affected by young adult cancer go unaware of the age-appropriate resources they are entitled to so they can get busy living.

  • Planet Cancer (redirects to Livestrong Foundation - Adolescents and Young Adults)

  • Healthy Young Attitude (HYA) - HYA is a casual, friendly group of young adults who are going through or have gone through a diagnosis of cancer. We share support, social activities, treatment information, options, ideas and inspirations.
  • Caring Bridge - To amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier.

  • Cancer and Careers - Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

  • Imerman Angels - Imerman Angels provides personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

  • Triage Cancer - Triage Cancer works to address cancer-related health disparities through the delivery of cancer survivorship education, particularly information related to accessing care.

  • 19 for Life - The mission of 19 for Life is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and their families who are coping with cancer or other serious illnesses.

  • Send it Foundation - The mission of the Send It Foundation is to inspire positivity, courage and gratitude in young adult cancer fighters through the gift of outdoor adventure and community.

  • 1st Descents - First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (age 18-39) impacted by cancer

  • Camp Okizu - The mission of Okizu is to provide peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs to meet the needs of all members of families affected by childhood cancer.

  • Stanford Supportive Care Program - The Cancer Supportive Care Program is an integral part of the Stanford Cancer Center. We provide you with emotional, physical, and spiritual support through all stages of cancer survivorship: Living With, Through, and Beyond Cancer.

  • Omar's Dream Foundation - Omar’s Dream Foundation enables hospitalized and medically supervised children to remotely attend school allowing them to stay connected to their teachers and classmates. Our services are free for all qualified students and their educators.

  • DAM-Cancer - DAM-Cancer's mission is to provide financial assistance to young adults diagnosed with cancer and to fund innovative cancer treatments and research.

Fertility Information

  • Stanford Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Health - Stanford Medicine’s Fertility and Reproductive Health Services is proud to offer one of the nation’s most comprehensive and progressive treatment programs. By integrating innovative technology into treatment options and offering a wide array of on-site support services, we are able to provide our patients with leading-edge care.

  • Fertile Hope - Hope IVF & Fertility Center is a full service Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility clinic featuring state of the ART onsite facilities for comprehensive female & male reproductive evaluation & treatment.

Financial Aid and Grants

  • The SAMFund - The Samfund provides support for young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment.

  • The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation - The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation’s mission is to provide services and support to young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Information

  • American Cancer Society - For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. 

  • LiveStrong Foundation - The LiveStrong Foundation provides direct services to anyone affected by cancer; connect people and communities with the services they need; and call for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease.

  • NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.