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Stupid Cancer's mission is to help empower everyone affected by adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer by ending isolation and building community. Stupid Cancer offers a lifeline to the adolescent and young adult cancer community by providing age-appropriate resources to help navigate treatment and survivorship on your own terms.
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In Sickness and In Health: Caregiving for Your Romantic Partner
Time: Thursday, October 21 at 4:00 pm ET
Cancer is a huge strain on a relationship, whether or not you’ve taken any wedding vows. Adding the responsibility of caregiver to a partner role adds a new, potentially complicated dynamic. How do you take care of your own needs and responsibilities when your partner is sick? How do you have difficult conversations about sex and intimacy? This session for partner caregivers of AYA cancer patients will address the unique challenges of caregiving within a romantic relationship and provide strategies and tools for caregivers to best support their partner, their relationship, and themselves.
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Coping with Life after Active Treatment
Life after active treatment can be challenging and isolating; this presentation will dig into why it’s so hard. Learn how psychological support can help, and explore what kind of therapies and/or medications might be best for you during this often difficult transition.
What is Mindset and Does it Really Matter?
Your mindset is the way you make sense of the world around you. This lens influences the way you think, the way you feel, and how you might behave in certain situations. In this session, we will talk about mindset myths that can get us into trouble and learn ways to cultivate a mindset that will authentically support your cancer survivorship.
Discussion Series: Body Image, Adjusting to a Changing Body
After cancer treatment, it’s likely that your body looks and feels different…maybe very different. It can be distressing to adjust to the changes, even if they are temporary. Concerns about body image are valid and worthy of attention from your care team. This session will provide an opportunity to discuss how body changes affect your mental health and connect with other young patients/survivors experiencing the same concerns.