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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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Living with Metastatic or Chronic Cancer: The Unknown Journey and the Vibrant Life
Living with metastatic or chronic cancer, it can be difficult to stay present in the moment in the face of long-term treatment or fears of recurrence. But you deserve to find a place of personal wellness every day. In this interactive session with other survivors, discuss how to accept your limitations, realize your possibilities, embrace the now, and learn to live vibrantly.
Addressing the Inclusion of Mental Health within Diverse Patient Populations
We know that mental health support is critical to patient care, but that many people, especially in marginalized patient populations, are not receiving adequate support. Join this dynamic session to engage with other patients, survivors, caregivers, non-profit advocates, and medical professionals in conversations on the mental health needs within the current cancer care landscape. By creating a space to collaborate and co-create solutions, this session will allow participants to leave with real tools to be implemented in your life and/or work to further the inclusion of mental health needs into cancer care.
Discussion Series: Dealing with (In)Fertility, Coping with Uncertainty
Whether or not you know you want to be a parent, having that choice potentially taken away from you because of cancer treatment can trigger a lot of complicated and surprising emotions. Unfortunately, struggling with the uncertainty of potential infertility or a high-risk pregnancy, grieving the loss of fertility, and mourning the life you planned are all common experiences for AYAs. Join this discussion to process and unpack the many complicated feelings that infertility can create.