Stupid Cancer is proud to present Digital CancerCon 2022, which is a free, one-day virtual conference for the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer community. Join us Saturday, November 19, 2022 for important information and plenty of opportunities to chat and connect with your peers.
This event is open to all members of the AYA community, including but not limited to:
A full day of breakout sessions, discussion groups and resources to support the AYA cancer experience at any stage, and an opportunity to meet your peers. Check out our agenda!
The conference kicks off at 9:00 am ET on Saturday, November 19. Come back to this page to log in with the information sent to you in your registration confirmation email.
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Ph.D. and Bethany Ross
MHS, MA, OPN-CG
When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you may experience a spectrum of loss experiences that you grieve, but feel like you can't give space to them. This caregiver-focused session will focus on Disenfranchised Grief, or grief that may not be acknowledged or considered "legitimate." Join for a space in which you can give your grief a voice, feel supported to grieve all of the losses in between, and learn how to better cope with this type of grief by finding community with other caregivers experiencing similar feelings.
We hear all the time about the importance of caring for your mental health, but mental health resources can be really difficult to access when you need them the most. If you're already struggling or not feeling physically well, even a google search can be incredibly daunting. This session will break down what types of mental health support are available, how to decide what's the best fit for your current needs, and best practices for acccessing care.
When you think of your medical care team, oncologists and nurses are probably at the top of the list. But there are a range of other professionals with specific expertise whose job is to care for you! Join this session to learn more about some of the "unsung heros" of your medical team and how they can support you, with a panel featuring an oncology pharmacist, social worker, dietician, and more.