Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care Resources and Support Groups
At the University of Chicago Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine and Comer Children's Hospital provide many resources to help adolescents, young adults and their families living with cancer. Our resources include:
Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Psychosocial Support Services
Our adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology psychosocial support services program coordinator provides a wide range of services to our patients and their families, including:
- Individual and family psychosocial support
- Wellness programming and events
- Guest speakers and informational sessions
- Peer support and mentoring
If you are in need of support or have any questions, please contact Sarah A. Sciortino, MSW, LSW, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 702-2383.
Childhood Cancer Survivors Center
The impact of cancer and its treatment can last long after a child has been cured. This unique center offers long-term follow-up through adulthood to monitor the impact of the disease and treatment on the patient’s growth, organs, fertility, emotional development, and more.
Ronald McDonald House
Located near Comer Children's Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families while their child is hospitalized for cancer care.
Cancer Resource Center
In partnership with the American Cancer Society, we have created an all-inclusive resource center that offers health information and social services to cancer patients and their families.
External Patient Resources and Support Groups
Download a comprehensive guide to helpful adolescent and young adult cancer support resources (PDF), including links to support organizations; financial assistance and scholarship information; career, legal, transportation and housing assistance resources; fertility support and more.
- Gilda's Club Chicago
- Imerman Angels
- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance
- National Cancer Institute: Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
The University of Chicago Medicine and Comer Children’s Hospital provide links to other organizations as a service to our site visitors. We are not responsible for information or services provided on other websites.