When you’re a teen or young adult with cancer, you can feel isolated from people your age. After all, your life is really different from the lives of your friends and peers. However, you’re not alone. Approximately 70,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year. Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer is a medical specialty focusing specifically on treating cancer and blood disorders in people your age.
Like most people between the ages of 15 and 30, you probably have a lot going on in your life—school, your career, relationships or maybe even starting a family. But if you’ve been recently diagnosed with cancer, everything seems to change overnight: Getting healthy becomes the top priority.
At the Children's Minnesota gynecology program, home of the only two pediatric and adolescent gynecologists in Minnesota, we treat babies, girls and adolescents every day who have minor, moderate or severe gynecological issues. We offer the latest treatments and technologies available in the United States to resolve symptoms while maintaining a child's reproductive health.