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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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Talking to Your Children
Time: Thursday, September 23 at 2:00 pm ET
One of the most challenging aspects of parenting through cancer is how to talk to your kids about it. When do you tell them? How much information should you share? What are you supposed to say? Every child and family is different, so there is no universal script, but this webinar will present strategies to help guide these delicate conversations with your family so that you can communicate effectively with your children about cancer.
In Sickness and In Health: Caregiving for Your
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.
What now? Mental Health After Treatment
At diagnosis, many cancer patients are asked about mental health, but it is rarely addressed at the end of treatment when patients are expected to go back to “normal” life. This presentation will explore post-treatment coping strategies and create space for survivors to discuss the challenges of finding meaning, navigating a new identity, building relationships, and processing life after treatment.
The Caregiving Journey
Adolescents and young adults facing cancer experience unique challenges -- as do those who love and care for them. In honor of Family Caregivers Month, we're bringing together a panel of caregivers to talk about their caregiving journeys and the difficulties and joys they face as a parent, spouse, sibling, or friend to an AYA dealing with cancer.
Fertility After Cancer
Whether you are trying to start a family right now or plan to someday in the future, as an AYA cancer survivor you may have a lot of questions about your fertility. In this interactive webinar, you'll learn about testing and options for building your family after cancer from a fertility doctor and one young mother about her experiences conceiving naturally and then later with the help of assisted reproductive technology and a gestational carrier. Speakers: Julie Lamb, MD and Rose Ibarra