The Huntsman-Intermountain Adolescent and Young Adult (HI-AYA) Cancer Care Program caters to adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between 15 and 39 years old who have been diagnosed with cancer.

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.

HI-AYA 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
  • Online connection through Facebook and Twitter

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
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Meet Our Navigators

Sara Salmon and Tomoko Tsukamoto, our AYA Patient Navigators, connect AYA patients to up-to-date information on survivorship and fertility, as well as other resources.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Read about the different questions people often have about the Huntsman-Intermountain Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care Program.

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How to Get Started

To get started with Sara and Tomoko, our Patient Navigators, please submit the following information.

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Resources

Learn about resources for common challenges of AYAs.

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Hi-AYA Facebook Live Discussion

Learn more about the HI-AYA Program by viewing a Facebook Live discussion held by Sara and Tomoko, our Patient Navigators, along with Douglas Fair, MD, and Mark Lewis, MD.
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Hi-AYA Twitter

Visit the @HIAYAcancer Twitter feed.