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and help you get busy living.
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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.
STUPID CANCER STORIES
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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I Just Want To Feel Sexy: Body Image After Cancer (from the 2021 Pushing Past Cancer Summit)
Hosts: Stupid Cancer, UCLA Health & UC Davis Health Speakers: Andy Duran & Allie Gubin Learn how to reconnect with your body & sexuality after cancer.
Discussion Series: Mental Health After Treatment, Survivor’s Guilt
After surviving cancer, many adolescents and young adults face a new and uncomfortable mental health challenge: survivor’s guilt. While processing and coping with the trauma of your own experiences, it can feel overwhelming to confront the grief and bereavement of AYA friends you may have lost. You may experience imposter syndrome for not feeling the “right” way after cancer or be frustrated with friends and family who don’t understand. In this discussion for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, learn coping strategies and navigate these complex issues with peers that get it.
AYA Metastatic Patient Panel Discussion
What's it like being an AYA with a metastatic disease? Jenney, Whitney and Danny share their stories in this insightful and vulnerable conversation. Thank you to our sponsor, Lilly Oncology.