AYA Cancer Awareness Week - 2019
Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer typically do not receive as much attention as children and older adults, but about 70,000 AYAs are diagnosed each year. In 2013, John Stoddard Cancer Center and Blank Children's Hospital developed the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program. As the first of its kind in Iowa, this innovative program is designed to better address the unique needs of cancer patients between the ages of 15 and 35 and improve their survival rates.
A highly skilled team of committed individuals from John Stoddard Cancer Center and Blank Children's Hospital have joined together to provide comprehensive, coordinated care to adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients.
Our AYA program coordinator identifies and coordinates support and resources available to patients in the AYA program. The coordinator serves as an advocate in the community for cancer health promotional activities and events.
Click here to learn more about the services provided by the AYA Cancer Program at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines.