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The organisation Ung Cancer provides support to young adults living with or close to someone with cancer

The organisation Ung Cancer provides support to young adults living with or close to someone with cancer
As a young adult cancer survivor, or co-survivor, it is common to feel lonely and lost. That’s why Ung Cancer exists. We provide the opportunity to connect with others in a similar situation, participate in rehabilitation activities on your own terms, read the stories of others or share your own, or apply for financial support. 
“It helps so much to meet and speak to others in a similar situation, Ung Cancer really provides this opportunity” - A member of Ung Cancer. 
What type of support can Ung Cancer offer me? 
Some examples:  
  • Connecting with others in a similar situation. 
  • Digital rehabilitation courses about strengthening your mental and physical health, dealing with fear of recurrence and how to take care of yourself as a co-survivor.  
  • Physical and digital rehabilitation camps.  
  • Possibility to apply for financial aid to cover your expenses or access rehabilitation support. 
Ung Cancer's range of support includes the digital courses "Cancer hangover" and "Rehabstart”- a digital health program. "Cancer hangover" is a course for all Ung Cancer's members who are affected and recognize that worry or fear of recurrence is part of the Cancer hangover. The course will help to find new ways to deal with the fear of relapse, so that it becomes easier to bear and dominates less of your life. "Rehabstart - a digital health program" is Ung Cancer's digital health program with the goal of strengthening your physical and mental well-being. Participants complete the program on their own, with the support of Ung Cancer's staff if necessary. 
In addition to this, Ung Cancer also offers physical and digital rehabilitation support such as "Training on your terms", which is a six-week training and health program with a focus on strengthening you both physically and mentally according to your conditions. The course is cancer sufferers as well as their relatives. In the program, participants get to take part in lectures on nutrition, stress and motivation together with individually tailored coach talks and training programs. Live online workouts with a focus on strength, conditioning, yoga, mindfulness and relaxation help you kick start your workout wherever you are. Live coffee and contact with the other participants provides community, encouragement and support together with the opportunity to ask questions to Young Cancer's experts in the field. 
You can find more information (in Swedish) at:  
“I love this organisation! It is really the only organisation which I personally feel has helped me and supported me. They are also adapted to my age group which felt really good for me, because I often felt like a “kid” at the hospital ward among all the older women who already had kids and a family and were far along in their careers, maybe they had even retired! And there I was, 25 years old and ready to start my life” - One of Ung Cancer’s members. 
About Ung Cancer 
Ung Cancer is a Swedish non-profit organisation supporting young adults who live with or is close to someone with cancer. We have thousands of members between the ages of 16 and 30, and the membership is free of charge. You can remain a member up until the age of 35. Ung Cancer is an independent organisation, with no political or religious affiliation.  
How do I become a member? 
Anyone between the ages of 16 and 30 and is living in Sweden, who is either themself a cancer survivor, or who has had someone close to them living with cancer, is welcome as a member. You can become a member at The membership is free of charge, as are all our activities. 
Author: Ung Cancer 
Photo: Johan Bävman 
Source: Ung Cancer 

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