Here are some general resources that we recommend for Young Adults living with A.L.L. Some of these organizations provide financial support in the form of grants, while others provide information or emotional support.
The SAMFund is a non-profit organization created to help young adult cancer survivors by providing financial support through grants and scholarships.
The C.H.A.I.N. Fund inc.
The C.H.A.I.N. Fund provides help with housing bills and utilities to people affected by cancer.
The Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund
This non-profit organization provides direct financial support in the form of small grants to help cancer patients fund for treatments, on-going care, and the loss of a family member's income.
Stupid Cancer is the largest charity that addresses young adults cancer advocacy, research, support, outreach, and awareness.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
LLS is dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services.
The American Cancer Society
Chapters throughout the country offer patient services and programs on cancer research, prevention, treatment, and advocacy. Such patient services include transportation, equipment, social work services, and support groups.
Raising Your Own Funds
Many fund-raising sites are also available to raise funds for living expenses. GoFundme.com, YouCaring.com, and others are a good way to update friends and family, and to allow them to help out.
Tests - Lab Tests Online
Lab Tests Online is a resource for physicians and patients to help in the understanding of clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. This page provides information on various tests for leukemia. Other topics linked from this page include types of leukemia, signs and symptoms, and treatment.
Beyond the Cure
This site provides information about the late effects (including secondary malignancies, effects on the heart, endocrine, sensory or reproductive system, and emotional, development, cognitive, spiritual, and social effects) of a childhood cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Find a Hematologist - American Society of Hematology
The American Society of Hematology provides an easy way to locate a hematologist in your area.
Late Effects Assessment Tool - Beyond the Cure
Beyond the Cure and the National Children's Cancer Society provides this tool for patients to learn about the long-term medical impact of their specific diagnosis and treatment.
Apply for Disability Benefits - Social Security Administration
Under the Compassionate Allowance program, certain types of cancer qualify for social security or disability benefits quickly after diagnosis. A.L.L. is one of the cancers fast-tracked for benefit approval.