AYA professional resources

Clinical and academic resources relating to cancer in young people for health and community service professionals

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The Victorian Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Service in collaboration with organisational partners also offers professional development opportunities and patient resources that may be of interest to health and other professionals working with this population. 

Guidelines and clinical resources

Australian and international guidelines of relevance to AYA oncology and cancer care. 

Other resources and recommended reading 

Recommended articles, publications, and other resources by topic. 

 

Services for young people 

Victorian and national services and support for young people with cancer. 

  • Youth Cancer Services (YCS): Each Australian state has a multidisciplinary team specialising in the cancer treatment and care of young people aged 15-25 that may be contacted for advice and referrals (the Victorian AYA Cancer Service is the YCS for Victoria) 
  • CanTeen: Offers a range of services for young people with a cancer experience, including personalised education and career support, counselling, peer support and events 
  • RedKite: Education and financial grants and assistance for up to 12 months after treatment ends for young people aged 18 and under and their families 
  • Cancer Council Victoria: Offers a range of free services (for example, legal, financial and a cancer nurse telephone service), and maintains a broader cancer services guide for Victorians affected by cancer 
  • National Ovarian and Testicular Tissue Transport and Cryopreservation Service (NOTTCS): Enabling ovarian and testicular tissue cryopreservation for young people at risk of infertility 
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: Sexual health resources and free youth-friendly services for Victorians 
  • Headspace: Youth-specific mental health resources and free youth-friendly in-person, phone, or online services 
  • Beyond Blue: Youth-specific mental health resources and free online and 24/7 telephone counselling support (to discuss any concerns big or small) 
  • Centrelink: A range of payments or other benefits may be available for young people and their carers 
  • Youthlaw Melbourne: Free community legal centre for Victorian youth under the age of 25 offering a range of services and resources 

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