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AYA Outing to Big Thrill Factory

August 10, 2018, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Minnetonka

Join us Friday, August 10th at Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka for food, lazer tag, bowling, bumper cars, and much more! The fun starts at 6PM and dinner is included.

AYA December Monthly Meet-up

December 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Minneapolis

Our monthly meet-up is held the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm in the AYA room on 7th floor of the hospital. This is a great opportunity to get together and get to know each other over dinner. Food will be ordered in and is free of charge.

AYA November Monthly Meet-up

November 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Minneapolis

Our monthly meet-up is held the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm in the AYA room on 7th floor of the hospital. This is a great opportunity to get together and get to know each other over dinner. Food will be ordered in and is free of charge.

AYA October Monthly Meet-up

October 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Minneapolis

Our monthly meet-up is held the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm in the AYA room on 7th floor of the hospital. This is a great opportunity to get together and get to know each other over dinner. Food will be ordered in and is free of charge.

AYA September Monthly Meet-up

September 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Minneapolis

Our monthly meet-up is held the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm in the AYA room on 7th floor of the hospital. This is a great opportunity to get together and get to know each other over dinner. Food will be ordered in and is free of charge.

AYA August Monthly Meet-up

August 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Minneapolis

Our monthly meet-up is held the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm in the AYA room on 7th floor of the hospital. This is a great opportunity to get together and get to know each other over dinner. Food will be ordered in and is free of charge.

Our Care Team

At Children’s Minnesota, we believe your care is a partnership between you, your family and a wide variety of experts in cancer treatment, including physicians, nursing, psychology, social work and more. You’ll have support from dozens of specialists at Children's as well as experts in young adult and adult medicine from Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Care and Clinical Trials

No matter how you look at it, having cancer is scary. Knowing what to expect will help you feel a little more prepared. Below is brief overview of how things work. Your Children’s Minnesota care team will be there to provide more information, guidance and answers to questions along the way.

Reasons to Choose Children’s

At Children’s Minnesota, we know that medical treatments—like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation—are only part of caring for an adolescent or young adult (AYA) with cancer. You’ll also need emotional support, interactions with other people your age and logistical help living your life while undergoing cancer treatments. We’ll help you find the combination of support—and independence—that’s right for you.

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program

A brain and spinal cord tumor, also known as a central nervous system (CNS) tumor, is an abnormal growth that occurs in any part of the brain or spinal cord. CNS tumors are the second most common pediatric cancer, after leukemia, and the most common solid tumor of childhood. The cause of most CNS tumors is unknown. Brain tumors are not contagious, and nothing you have done or not done is responsible for your child's tumor.