Stupid Cancer

Stupid Cancer

Stupid Cancer offers a lifeline to the young adult cancer community by connecting them to age-appropriate resources and peers who get it. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer by ending isolation and building community. Each year, 77,000 young adults (ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone. That’s one every eight minutes. This neglected group faces age-specific challenges - such as, infertility, loss of identity and independence, lack or loss of insurance, increased isolation, and stalled career development - with limited resources. In the years since its founding, through its innovative, award-winning, and evidence-based programs and services, Stupid Cancer has become the leader in the young adult cancer space. The landscape for AYA cancer has changed dramatically over the last decade, in large part due to the work of Stupid Cancer. There are more resources for young adult survivors than ever before - but the isolation of AYA cancer persists. Stupid Cancer is here to be the rallying point and leader in building the AYA cancer community, ending isolation, and making cancer suck less.