Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program

Teen years and young adulthood are filled with exciting promises and new challenges. A cancer diagnosis is never part of the plan. The Adolescent & Young Adult Program is available to help from diagnosis through survivorship.

Be Your Best Advocate

Our resources are built to support you throughout your entire cancer experience. We encourage you to talk about your treatment, feelings, and needs with your health care providers and support network. And we encourage you to connect with other AYAs who know what it’s like to go through this experience at your age.

Our Program, Your Experience

Quality and supportive care resources are available to patients in our Adolescent and Young Adult cancer program from diagnosis through survivorship with a focus on clinical trial access and education, fertility preservation counseling, health insurance and financial counseling, psychosocial support and spiritual care, transition to survivorship services and overall health education.

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program

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Preserving Fertility: Children's Wisconsin

The MACC Fund team at Children’s Wisconsin works with providers who specialize in fertility, hormones, growth, and development. A Fertility Navigation Program is also available to help you make care decisions. Ask your health team to connect you.

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Preserving Fertility: Froedtert & MCW

For patients and families who are going through treatment for cancers or blood disorders, it’s important to understand when the treatment or disease process creates risk or the potential to harm fertility. Resources and videos are available to help.

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Find a Clinical Trial

Clinical trials provide patients the opportunity to receive additional treatment using the latest medicine, technology and approaches to care. Talk to your doctor to learn whether a clinical trial is right for you.

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Young Adult Oncology Group

Individuals 18 to 39 years of age are encouraged to join the Young Adult Oncology Group to share experiences and participate in social and recreational gatherings. Activities include cooking classes, rock climbing, game nights, hiking, sporting events, and more.

Childrenss Wisconsin Support Services

Children's Wisconsin Support Services

Services are available for patients and families as they navigate the cancer treatment journey. This includes psychologists and social workers, recreational and creative arts therapies, spiritual care, massage therapy, and more.

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Froedtert & MCW Support Groups

Support groups are available to help patients and caregivers. These groups focus on the importance of emotional health with opportunities for discussion and sharing of experiences, communication of feelings, relaxation, and stress relief.

Together, we're here to support you

The Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Program is made possible through a partnership between the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Wisconsin and the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Our Vision

The AYA program will work to advance health outcomes, improve quality of life and enhance research across the cancer care continuum for AYAs in Wisconsin by providing expert care, offering education and research opportunities, and connecting to community resources. Our vision is to have an AYA Cancer Program of Excellence that provides comprehensive specialty AYA cancer care by connecting patients with the best of academic healthcare.

Helpful Links

For additional information about the AYA cancer program and the quality and supportive care resources available, please contact

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

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  • Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Care Awareness: A Unique Population (EDS1600753)

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  • Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Care Awareness: A Unique Population (GNED60549)