Stanford Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer (SAYAC) Program

You have big plans for your future—school, work, family. A cancer diagnosis is a huge disruption to those plans. The Stanford Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer (SAYAC) Program is here to help you navigate the challenges of treatment and everything else. Our goal is to get to know you and ensure that what matters to you remains front and center during your treatment and beyond.

Since health care organizations commonly design their care for either children or adults, the unique needs of many teens and young adults are often not met. SAYAC is a joint program between Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Health Care that helps meet those needs for people ages 15–29 with all types of cancer.

Ask us about:

  • Fertility, sexual health, and changes to your body
  • How to find other people your age who also have cancer
  • Feelings of anger or depression, and difficulty dealing with friends and family
  • Going back to school or work
  • What to do when treatment is over

You may have other questions too!

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