A COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER

We are a community of over 100 Fort Worth, TX Healthcare workers, and advocates leading the way to help adolescents and young adults (AYAs) between the ages of 15 and 39.

With your help, we can educate, inspire, and comfort those who need it 

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Fort Worth AYA Oncology Coalition | Young Adult Oncology

WHO WE ARE

We are a community of more than 100 healthcare professionals, young adult cancer survivors, their families, advocates, and passionate volunteers.

Fort Worth AYA Oncology Coalition | Young Adult Oncology

WHAT WE DO

Our coalition works together to improve the lives of adolescents and young adults (AYAs), ages 15 to 39, diagnosed with cancer in our community.

Fort Worth AYA Oncology Coalition | Young Adult Oncology

WHY IT MATTERS

AYAs face unique medical barriers and psychosocial issues that, when not addressed, can have devastating short and long-term consequences.

A Guide For Young People Facing Cancer

So, you have cancer. Now What…?

Whether you have just been diagnosed, are already receiving treatment, or have completed most of your treatment, there are probably so many things running through your head all at the same time — questions, feelings, new thoughts —

As hard as it might be to focus on anything, there are a few things that might help you get a better handle on the situation.

This book is designed to help you get a handle on some of what is going on and give you some tips for dealing with the massive challenges your cancer diagnosis has thrown at you.

Guide For Young People Facing Cancer

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AYA CANCER IS DIFFERENT

Every year, more than 70,000 AYAs are diagnosed with cancer.

 Approximately 500 are diagnosed in and around Fort Worth.

 That’s 8X, the number of pediatric patients.

Unlike children, however, there has been a limited focus on the AYA population.

The consequences are significant. In addition to a lack of available age-relevant support and resources, eye-opening data has revealed that AYA survival rates have not significantly improved in more than three decades.

DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER IN THE U.S. EACH YEAR

DIAGNOSED IN & AROUND FORT WORTH EACH YEAR

YEARS SINCE THERE'S BEEN A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN SURVIVAL

MINUTES BEFORE ANOTHER AYA IS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER

CANCER IS THE NO. 1 CAUSE OF DISEASE-RELATED DEATHS IN AYAS

OUR AYA INPATIENT UNIT & INFUSION CENTER

In May 2016, our coalition opened America’s first community-supported AYA oncology inpatient unit and infusion center for patients ages 18 to 29.

Located inside Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, the unit provides an age-relevant treatment “home” for young adults, ages 18 to 29, diagnosed with cancer in our community.

What the Fort Worth Adolescent and Young Adult Coalition have achieved is a good practice model for the region’s young people with cancer, one that will be the envy of community hospitals throughout the USA.

I commend the Fort Worth community’s spirit of collaboration, for delivering a world-class facility and most of all, for putting young patients and their families first.

Roger Daltrey,

The Who lead singer and Teen Cancer America founder

Happening Now

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY

DOWNLOAD FULL JOURNAL Volume 00, Number 00, 2021 ª Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. DOI: 10.1089/jayao.2021.0036   Early Psychosocial Contact for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with Cancer: The Impact of the AYA Oncology Navigator 1 Joseph Kirk, BScKin, Jodie...

Teenage Leukemia Symptoms | Early Signs Of Teen Cancer

Teenage Leukemia Symptoms | Early Signs Of Teen Cancer

Teenage Leukemia Symptoms Leukemia is a form of cancer that affects white blood cells. In teens, symptoms of leukemia include bone pain, enlarged lymph nodes, fever, fatigue, frequent infections, and bruising or bleeding easily. Leukemia is a form of cancer that...

I’M AN AYA

Were you diagnosed with cancer? Are you between 15 and 39 years old?

Whether you’re looking for information, resources, support, or encouragement, we have what you need.

I’M A PROVIDER

AYA cancer is different from cancer in other aged patients. This population has unique needs, and we’re here to help.

I’M A SUPPORTER

We are a community of professionals, advocates, volunteers, and people like you. Learn how you can get involved.

AYA STORIES

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY

DOWNLOAD FULL JOURNAL Volume 00, Number 00, 2021 ª Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. DOI: 10.1089/jayao.2021.0036   Early Psychosocial Contact for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with Cancer: The Impact of the AYA Oncology Navigator 1 Joseph Kirk, BScKin, Jodie...

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6080 S Hulen St Ste 360, PMB 299 Fort Worth, TX 76132
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+1-(855) 664-2922