Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) diagnosed with cancer face unique challenges. They are often diagnosed late, their bodies may respond differently to cancer treatments, and they often experience complicated social and psychological issues.
But many hospitals focus on either pediatric or older adult patients, leaving AYAs lost in between.
Angie’s Institute at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital understands the AYA challenges. That’s how we’ve helped patients like Danielle put childhood cancer in their rearview mirror.
Learn more about Danielle and Angie’s Institute.
Download our guide to find out how we’re helping patients like Danielle with features including:
- A technology-rich facility designed especially for AYAs and children with cancer
- Age-specific cancer programming – for babies, children, teens and young adults
- Deep expertise in cancer evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, including germ cell tumors, Ewing sarcoma and neuroblastoma
- Early diagnosis – if any of the following symptoms – fatigue, fever, pain, skin changes, weight loss – are persistent and unexplained, teens should see a physician
- A dedicated AYA nurse navigator who partners with patients, guiding them to resources such as financial assistance and fertility preservation