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Adolescent & Young Adult (Ages 15-39) Program

Adolescents and young adults with cancer have unique needs during treatment. 

These individuals — ages 15 to 39 — are at the beginning of their adult lives. If this is you, we know you are balancing life's challenges like finishing school, having children, and maintaining relationships despite your cancer diagnosis. Through careful treatment planning and comprehensive support, you can still achieve these goals with minimal delays.

The team at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center recognizes your needs and challenges as a young adult with cancer. We have developed the AYA Program to provide comprehensive services and support tailored to you and your stage of life. Our mission is to help you fight cancer, live a healthy lifestyle, find support throughout your cancer journey, and achieve an overall high quality of life.

Our cancer care experts and support resources will help you manage your health. We give you access to clinical trials, fertility preservation services, support groups, and other services designed to improve your wellbeing throughout and beyond your cancer treatment.

We are your care team. We understand the challenges you face. We are ready to offer you the long-term support you need so you can lead your best life.

Learn more about how we can help:

Previous Events


AYA Paint Night

Wednesday, September 21, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center

The AYA program and art therapy department are hosting Paint Night at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center in Coral Gables on September 21st. Art therapist, Elia Khalaf, will be leading us in a relaxing and fun painting session. We only have a certain amount of materials so register today and reserve your spot! ...LEARN MORE


AYA Summit 2022

Saturday, October 8, 20229:30 am - 4:00 pm

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting our annual AYA Summit at Margaritaville in Hollywood, Florida! This event is for anyone diagnosed with cancer between 15 and 39 years old. The day will consist of various interactive activities including Music and Physical Therapy and a resource fair with community organizations and foundations. Sylvester providers will hold discussions on topics like how to strengthen your body using exercise and diet, managing finances, onco-fertility, rebuilding connections during and after treatment, and caregiver burnout. Not to mention local big and small businesses have been donating awesome raffle items, so don't miss out! Register for the Summit today! ...LEARN MORE