[STUPID CANCER MANIFESTO] Within the young adult cancer community, we hold no one's disease above anyone else's. It is not a contest about body parts and the playing field is leveled when stupid cancer comes along. There are no "good" cancers. Benign tumors can be just as devastating as malignant ones. Issues of isolation, fear, relationships, fertility, parenting, caregiving, careers, and insurance are equally shared. We believe that when the doctor says, "You're cured. Go home.", that's not the end of the story. We have the right to survive with dignity and quality and we deserve to be treated age-appropriately. Cancer survivorship is an art; and the art of your survivorship is how you choose to get busy living. This is who we are. We are one community. We are hundreds of thousands strong. We have changed the rules. We are Stupid Cancer!
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Stupid Cancer, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the largest charity that makes cancer suck less for those touched by young adult cancer.
Founded in 2007 by Matthew Zachary, Stupid Cancer comprehensively addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health and social media. Our innovative, award-winning and evidence-based programs and services serve as a global bullhorn to propel the young adult cancer movement forward.