UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of a handful of hospitals to offer a robust program for adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer. The AYA Oncology Program was developed to acknowledge and meet the unique needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer head-on. The mission is to provide high-quality, evidence-based, coordinated care that promotes the physical, psychological, and social-emotional health of adolescents and young adults with cancer during and after therapy. This is done by empowering them with the resources and knowledge needed to live an independent and fulīŦlling life.

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Pushing Past Cancer 2024

Learn about sexual wellness after cancer from a certified sex therapist at our Pushing Past Cancer event for young adults on April 4.

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There are unique challenges to having cancer as a young person. If you are age 15 to 39, we can help with:

  • Fertility education and support
  • Body image, sexual health, and intimacy
  • Strategies to cope with emotions and impact of cancer
  • Disability options from work and/or school
  • Connection with other young adults with cancer
  • Referrals to local and national resources
  • Family communication and resiliency

Program services include:

  • Counseling
  • Supportive care navigation
  • Nutritional consults
  • Monthly support group and social meetups

For questions about the AYA Program & to be signed up for our AYA Newsletter, please contact Adriana Chavez AYA Patient Navigator.

Teen CancerPartnership with Teen Cancer America (TCA)

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of a handful of hospitals selected for a grant by TCA, to build and sustain a robust AYA cancer program. We join UCLA, Dana-Farber, M.D. Anderson, Yale, and Stanford in developing this program.

For more info on our amazing partner TCA, including opportunities to get involved, see here