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Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Program

At MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, we realize that adolescents and young adults with cancer have unique needs. That's why we created the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) program - to be a resource for young adults from the beginning of treatment through survivorship.

Our AYA Program has comprehensive medical and support services to keep cancer from interfering with normal life. 

Visit Our Crib

Insider tour of inpatient floor from a young adult's perspective

AYA insider video: Cribs styleIf you're an AYA patient at the Children's Cancer Hospital or a young adult receiving a stem cell transplant, odds are you'll be spending some time on the pediatric inpatient floor. 

We think you'll be surprised with some of the cool amenities on the floor, but don't take our word for it. 

Visit our crib and hear what another young adult patient has to say. 

Connect with other young adults

Join us on Facebook

Become a fan of Young Cancer Connection on Facebook.

Cancer180

Cancer180 is an Anderson Network program that coordinates social outings where young adult patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends in their 20s and 30s can connect with other young adults affected by cancer.

Kim's PlaceKim's Place

Kim's Place is a special hangout just for AYA patients and visitors, ages 15 - 30. Come play your favorite music on the jukebox, shoot some pool, try your skills at Hoop Fever, play some arcade games or enjoy some snacks and visit with other young adults.

Let us know

Share your experience, feedback and ideas

MD Anderson has formed an advisory council of young adults. This group meets monthly and works together with staff to enhance the experience of adolescent and young adult cancer patients.

If you are interested in participating on the AYA Advisory Council or any AYA subcommittees, contact Sandra or Wendy for more information: samedina@mdanderson.org or wegriffith@mdanderson.org.

 

Contact Us

Questions? Need help?
Want to request an appointment?

Call the Children's Cancer Hospital

713-792-5410

(Toll-Free) 888-543-2435

Or call askMDAnderson

1-877-632-6789


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