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Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Service

What is the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Service?

The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Service is here to help improve outcomes for young people aged between 12 and 24 with cancer in New Zealand. This is done through helping to coordinate your cancer care with other health professionals, and assisting with addressing you and your family's social concerns during and after treatment.

The AYA Cancer Service is a team of health professionals focused on providing care for AYA's with Cancer.

The team consists of:

  • AYA Cancer Keyworker
  • Adult Haematologists
  • Adult Oncologists
  • Paediatric Oncologists
  • Psychologists
  • Radiation Specialists and
  • Allied Health professionals

The team works together to ensure each AYA patient gets the care and support that they require, along with ensuring that the unique needs of young cancer patients are highlighted and addressed on both a local and national level.

How you can help us

If you would like to help AYA you can donate via the Māia Health Foundation. An AYA Cancer fund has been created to raise money to support young people undergoing cancer treatment by providing:

  • Comfort and entertainment packs for young people undergoing cancer treatment
  • Fertility preservation for young people that do not qualify for MOH fertility funding
  • Produce specific youth resources and events to support young people during and after treatment
  • Palliative care grants to help young people and their family create memories together towards their end of life

For more information read the AYA Cancer fund brochure or Māia Health Foundation page on this website.

Page last updated: 23 April 2021

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