Young adults who have a cancer that typically occurs in children and adolescents such as brain tumors leukemia osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma may be treated by a pediatric oncologist these doctors are often affiliated with a hospital that is a member of the childrens oncology group . Cancer in adolescents and young adults childrens mercy provides dedicated services for adolescents and young adults with cancer age 13 and older the adolescent and young adult aya program is designed to support patients receiving treatment for cancer or blood disorders. When adolescents and young adults get cancer written by adolescent and young adult oncology seattle childrens hospital this is also the age group least likely to have medical insurance rosenberg says they tend to seek medical attention later when the cancer is more likely to have spread ayas can often choose whether to go to a . Adolescents and young adults ayas with cancer in active treatment face a number of barriers to optimal care in the present article we focus on the 3 critical domains of care for ayas medical psychosocial and research and how changes to the system could overcome barriers we summarize the . The expanding adolescent and young adult aya oncology program will address the unique medical and psychosocial aspects of teenagers and young adults dealing with cancer growing from childhood into adulthood presents many challenges socially physically and emotionally
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