I am an AYA

Support During Treatment

Are you between the ages of 13-30 and being treated for cancer at UNC? Our Adolescent and Young Support Program can help. 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 support program works with patients to provide:

  • One-on-One Support
  • Programs and Events for Patients
  • AYA-Specific Financial and Emotional Resources 
  • Connections to Peer Support 

To learn more about the AYA Cancer Support Program, please contact Lauren Lux, our Adolescent and Young Adult Program Director: Lauren_Lux@med.unc.ed or 984-974-8686

Support After Treatment Ends

Are you a survivor who was diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 13-39? Here’s how our AYA Survivorship Clinic works:

  1. Your visit to the AYA Survivorship clinic is in completed in coordination with visits to your primary oncologist and primary medical provider. Our care will not take the place of the care provided by these doctors.
  2. We will see you for visits once a year to make sure you have the recommended screening, surveillance, and follow up care needed based on your cancer treatment.
  3. At a visit in our clinic you will see a survivorship provider (Randall Wink, FNP or Andrew Smitherman, MD), an AYA provider (Lauren Lux, LCSW), and a clinical social worker. 
  4. We will communicate recommendations for care to your primary oncologist and primary medical provider(s).  We will also give you with an updated survivorship care plan for your records.

 If you know a survivor who would benefit from a visit in our clinic, please have them contact us at: 

UNC AYA Survivorship Clinic
Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Clinic
NC Cancer Hospital, 1st Floor
Phone: 919-966-1178
Fax: 919-966-7629

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Resources

There are a lot of great resources for AYAs on the internets! These two are a great place to start: