A cancer diagnosis presents different challenges for young people than for younger children or older adults. Cancer can disrupt big milestones that commonly happen during this age range like completing school, choosing a career path, building personal relationships, and working toward emotional, social, and financial independence.
HIAYA seeks to address the unique needs of AYAs in Utah and the surround states. We currently offer:
- AYA Patient Navigators to help guide young people through their cancer care
- Connection through social media
We collaborate with many neighboring healthcare organizations to ensure AYAs receive the immediate and long-term support services necessary to meet their unique needs. Collaborators include:
- Intermountain Cancer Centers, clinics, and hospitals, including Primary Children’s Hospital
- Huntsman Cancer Institute
- Community Oncologists