Adolescents and Young Adults
At City of Hope, we know that adolescents and young adults (AYAs) ages 15 to 39 have unique needs. That's why we offer medical care, psychosocial support and resources designed to help AYAs find their way from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship.
Treatments for younger children and older adults are not always appropriate for adolescents and young adults. We offer AYA-specific medical care that is designed to treat cancer aggressively while minimizing the long-term effects. At City of Hope, you will have access to:
The most current cancer therapies and treatments
AYA inpatient lounge
Outpatient treatments to minimize hospital stays
Fertility preservation referrals
As an AYA, you’re probably concerned about how your cancer diagnosis and treatment will impact your body as well as important aspects of your life, such as relationships, finances and school/career. To help you live as normally as possible, we provide counseling, psychological services and support groups, including:
- Educational group for AYAs on therapy
- Recreational therapy group for inpatient AYAs
- AYA social events
- Fertility preservation referrals
With a patient population that spans all ages, City of Hope is uniquely positioned to treat AYAs from diagnosis through adulthood, enabling you to stay with a team and at a hospital you know and trust.
- Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D.
- Jonathan Espenschied, M.D.
- Joseph Rosenthal, M.D.
- Natalie Kelly, Ph.D.
- Debbie Briseno-Toomey, B.S.N, P.N.P.
- Toni Carreras-Irwin, R.C., R.T.C.