Web guides the young to cancer survivor programs

Times Staff Writer

Like almost everyone their age, young adult cancer survivors are into the Web. The following sites help them deal with the aftermath of cancer:

* A national list of transition programs for childhood and adult cancer survivors is available at www.acor.org/ped-onc /treatment/surclinics.html. These programs help adults piece together treatment records and develop preventive care-plans.

* seventyk.org Named for the 70,000 new young adults diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year, the organization drew up a bill of rights for the unique needs of adolescent and young adult cancer patients.

* www.vitaloptions.org This psychosocial and advocacy group offers topics for young survivors, including motherhood and cancer.

* www.imtooyoungforthis.org This survivor-led support and research group works on behalf of survivors younger than 40.

* www.livestrong.org/site /c.khLXK1PxHmF/b.2660611 /k.BCED/Home.htm Founded by Lance Armstrong, who survived testicular cancer at age 25, it is an advocacy organization that has funded research and transition clinics.

* www.planetcancer.org /html/index.php Planet Cancer welcomes young adult cancer patients and survivors with: "We're glad you're here. (Well, not really, but you know what we mean.)"

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