Jul 26, 2017 10:00 AM

Author: Cancer Learning Center


Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer have unique emotional, physical, and practical needs that aren’t easily met through typical cancer care for children or older adults. For AYA patients, cancer can interrupt school, work, marriage, parenthood, and more.

The Huntsman Intermountain-Adolescent and Young Adult (HI-AYA) Cancer Care Program is for people between 15 and 39 years old who have been diagnosed with cancer. With the help of a trained Patient Navigator, we connect AYA patients with up-to-date information, resources, and support services.

Please reach out to the HI-AYA Patient Navigator if you have any questions or would like more information about your health and care. The navigator can help you connect with some of the many organizations and resources to help meet the unique needs of AYAs with cancer.

General AYA Resources

Finances, Legal, and Employment

Fertility Resources

  • Oncofertility Consortium: Great information on fertility preservation, a fertility preservation hotline, and an online fertility patient navigator
  • Save My Fertility: Pocket guides and fact sheets about fertility preservation
  • Fertile Action: Information on fertility resources

Support

Specialized Support

Recreation organizations

  • First Descents: Free outdoor adventures (kayaking, rock climbing, surfing) with other cancer patients and survivors ages 18-39
  • True North Treks: Free backcountry hiking trips for young adult survivors
  • Epic Experience: Free week-long trips for people who have been diagnosed with cancer (no age limit)

Cancer Learning Center

Huntsman Cancer Institute
cancerinfo@hci.utah.edu

HI-AYA AYA cancer cancer care

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