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About the AYA Program

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Hours & Contact

​Hours of operation: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

To book an appointment with the AYA Program, please contact:   
Sahar Nourouzpour, Program Coordinator
Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 5890
Email: aya@uhn.ca

For additional program information and inquiries, email us at aya@uhn.ca.

If you have a medical emergency, contact your doctor or visit the emergency department.​

 

What We Do

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The AYA Program provides personalized, supportive care related to concerns common to young adults with cancer at Princess Margaret. These concerns include fertility, sexual health, school and work concerns, peer support, and wellness. The AYA Program is available to Princess Margaret patients ages 39 and younger. The goals of the AYA Program are to:

  • Identify your individual needs
  • Provide education and support
  • Link you to other community and hospital services and resources
  • Help you connect to other patients

Michael Kamin Hart Research Award in AYA Oncology

Call for Applications

The AYA Program and MKH Fund is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Michael Kamin Hart Research Award in AYA Oncology. This grant is designed to foster research that aims to improve the quality of the cancer journey for adolescents and young adults (AYA) dealing with cancer.

Download the application form here.

 

Deadline to apply is December 2, 2019 at 5:00pm.

How the AYA Program Can Help You

    “I am 29 years old and was recently diagnosed with Leukemia... I have so many questions not just about my disease and treatment, but also about continuing with my Master’s courses and my ability to have children despite having cancer therapy... Who can help me address these concerns?” -Anonymous

    The AYA Program can provide personalized, supportive care beyond the medical needs of young adult patients ages 39 and under.

    Since cancer can be a big disruption in your life, the AYA Program has been created to make sure your concerns related to both cancer and regular life are addressed during and after your cancer journey​.

    Our Clinical Nurse Specialist, Laura Mitchell, can connect you with services and resources to help you in many different ways:

    • Coping: can connect you with other AYA and/or specialists in psychosocial care
    • Fertility: can discuss fertility risks, preservation options, and make sure your fertility is assessed after your cancer treatment
    • School and work: can support you around school and work transitions
    • Exercise: can provide safe exercise recommendations
    • Diet and nutrition: can offer resources on healthy eating
    • Sexual health: can educate you on how cancer and treatment can affect your sex life
    • Survivorship: can support you in your transition back to normal life after cancer treatment
    • Palliative: can connect you with AYA dedicated services for symptom management, palliative care, and advanced care planning

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          Last reviewed: 10/23/2019
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