These are stressful times. If you would like to contact a social worker, psychologist or child life specialist for information on community referrals or coping resources, you can call 312.227.4118 and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. Non-urgent questions only. For emergencies, call 911.
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Each year, about 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between the ages of 15 - 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S., almost six times the number of cases diagnosed in children up to 14 years of age.
AYA living with cancer confront unique developmental challenges related to work, school, health insurance, relationships, sexuality and fertility, as well as emotional distress and depression. Lurie Children's and Lurie Cancer Center’s Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program provides programs and services to address these concerns and support the needs of young adults with cancer.