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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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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.
Fertility Preservation: What Can I Do Now?
Fertility is a quality of life and a survivorship issue which should be addressed early in the cancer journey. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen: your doctor may not have given you the information, or there might not have been able to pursue fertility preservation at the time of diagnosis. So, how do you broach this topic with your providers now? This on-demand session will help model some conversations and ways to address fertility preservation. Gain valuable resources and learn about developments in the field of reproductive medicine.
Men, Masculinity, and What Happens After Cancer (co-hosted with CancerDudes)
Cancer diagnosis and treatment often transform you as a human being. For men, there can be added layers of societal expectations for how you “should” act or who you “should” be. These shifting issues of masculinity, identity, and cancer’s impact can influence various dimensions of your life. In this discussion, we will explore the ongoing tension of who was I before cancer? and who I am during or after it?