Students with Cancer

Support for Students with Cancer

About 72,000 learners aged between 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer every year where one of every 100 college students is a cancer survivor. … The mental and physical aspects of battling cancer in college are quite serious, which makes it crucial for the students and their family members to seek additional help.”

Read the full article, “Support for Students with Cancer” at EduBirdie.

The full article addresses:

Challenges of attending college with cancer

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Body changes
  • Concentration and focus challenges
  • Social life interactions
  • Scheduling issues

Support on and off campus

  • Help meeting deadlines
  • External aid and technical solutions
  • Different testing environment
  • On-campus transportation solutions
  • Flexible schedules
  • Distance learning
  • Professional academic assistance
  • Classroom accomodation

Recommendations for college life after cancer

  • Be proactive
  • Always ask for help
  • Don't be too hard on yourself
  • Get to know the campus

Resources for students with cancer

Scholarships for students with cancer

Cancer survivor scholarships

Scholarships for students with family members who have or had cancer

Read the full article, “Support for Students with Cancer” at EduBirdie.

Quite often we do not realize that the student sitting next to us in a baseball cap is a cancer survivor or a person battling this terrible disease.”