Fort Worth AYA Oncology Coalition | Young Adult Oncology

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.

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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

An FWAYA Coalition Story | Candice’s Story

An FWAYA Coalition Story | Candice’s Story

An FWAYA Coalition Story Each year 77,000+ young adults are diagnosed with cancer. My 21-year-old self never thought I would be part of this statistic. My 21-year-old self also never imagined not only living this long but to have REALLY lived. No, I guess I never...

AYA Cancer Story | A Mothers Journey by Laura Rutledge

AYA Cancer Story | A Mothers Journey by Laura Rutledge

An Introspective look from an AYA Cancer Mom April 22nd, 2010 is a day that will forever be etched into my memory.  It is the day that our happy world of carpooling kids, going to soccer games, proms, college essays, etc. came to a screeching halt.  After 11 months of...

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.

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Contact Us

1400 8th Ave Ste A1131 Fort Worth, TX 76104
Fax: 817-698-8471
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday9:00 am – 5:00 pm
+1-(855) 664-2922