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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 ssciortino@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu 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.

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.

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AYA patients are seen on Tuesday mornings in the Comer Center for Children and Specialty Care, a new state-of-the-art outpatient clinic and infusion suite adjacent to the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital.

Comer Center for Children and Specialty Care
5721 S. Maryland Avenue, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60637

Contact Us

If you are in need of support or have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

Sarah A. Sciortino, MSW, LSW
Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA)
Oncology Psychosocial Support
Services Program Coordinator

ssciortino@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu
(773) 702-2383