Programs and Events

Cancer180 offers a variety of different support opportunities for young adults through educational programs and social outings.

Support Group

MD Anderson Cancer Center hosts a Young Adult Support Group the 2nd Thursday of the Month that is open to patients between the ages of 18 and 39, whether they are treated at MD Anderson or elsewhere.

One-on-One Support

myCancerConnection offers one-on-one support by connecting patients, survivors and caregivers to others who have been there. Requests are matched by age, disease, mode of treatment and experience. Support is open to patients, caregivers and cancer survivors who were treated anywhere, and we’ve made connections around the globe.

Educational Workshops

PIKNIC (Partners in Knowledge, News in Cancer) is an informal educational forum for patients, caregivers, and family members who want to learn more about issues relevant to cancer. Sessions are led by experts from MD Anderson or the Houston community.  Topics range from body image, meditation techniques, dating and sexuality to cancer treatment news and everything in between.

Social Outings 

Cancer180 provides a variety of outings and events held throughout the year.These outings provide young adult patients, survivors, caregivers and friends the opportunity to connect with others their age affected by cancer

Cancer180 Young Adult Survivorship Symposium

The young adult survivorship symposium is a yearly symposium held for young adult patients, caregivers and family members. The symposium offers the opportunity to

• Learn from cancer experts about issues young adults affected by cancer face 
• Visit with exhibitors
• Meet and be inspired by other young adult survivors

Email to learn about the upcoming symposium and other events. 



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