For AYA patients (those aged between 18 – 39 and referred to as “Adolescents and Young Adults”), a cancer diagnosis presents different challenges 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.
AYA seeks to address the unique needs of AYAs in Utah and the surround states. We currently offer:
- AYA Nurse Navigators
- 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