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

Johanna’s FWAYA Cancer Story | Fort Worth AYA Oncology

Johanna’s FWAYA Cancer Story | Fort Worth AYA Oncology

Johanna’s FWAYA Cancer Story  My name is Johanna; I was 33yrs old when I was diagnosed with soft tissue small cell sarcoma in early March of 2019. My husband of 10 years and I are parents to a rambunctious soon to be 5yr sweet old girl, who is on the first-name basis...

Celebrating AYA Awareness Week | FWAYA Oncology Coalition

Celebrating AYA Awareness Week | FWAYA Oncology Coalition

Nothing Can Stand In Our Way Of Celebrating AYA Awareness Week You may have missed the news, but there's been a little virus going around. It has caused cancellations of weddings, concerts, award shows, movie releases, and sporting events. But we haven't canceled AYA...

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

AYA Baylor All Saints Unit | JD’s Story

AYA Baylor All Saints Unit | JD’s Story

AYA Baylor All Saints Unit Helps JD Recreate Graduation Ceremony JD was diagnosed in 2016 with a neuroendocrine tumor. At the time, he was 28 years old and working at TCU. Since diagnosis, he has become a well-loved patient on the Adolescent and Young Adult Unit at...

AYA Support Advice | Keeping A Level Head

AYA Support Advice | Keeping A Level Head

AYA Support Advice - Remain Positive And Continue To Promote Healthy Interactions Being able to maintain your emotional health during this time is trial and error. We know that in light of everything going on and the amount of support we receive, we should be...

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1400 8th Ave Ste A1131 Fort Worth, TX 76104
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