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 & Young Adult Oncology Psychosocial Support Services
Our adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology psychosocial support services program 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
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.
Supportive Oncology Program
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.
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.
External Patient Resources & Support Groups
Download a comprehensive guide of 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
- National Cancer Institute: Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
UChicago 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.