UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the NC Cancer Hospital are proud to offer individualized support for adolescent and young adult patients facing a cancer diagnosis. Lauren Lux, LCSW, director of our AYA Cancer Program, specializes in working with teenagers and young adults ages 13-40.

Teenagers and young adults have different needs than other cancer patients. Your cancer treatment affects your education, relationships, career, independence, fertility, and more.

The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program works with patients age 13-40 to provide:

  • One-on-one support
  • Programs and events for patients
  • AYA-specific financial and emotional resources
  • Connections to peer support

The AYA Cancer Program is made possible through support from the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation.

If you have any questions about the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Support Program please contact Lauren Lux, Lauren_Lux@med.unc.edu or (984) 974-8686.



AYA Program Director

August 2019

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