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I'm a teenager living with cancer

Being an adolescent and having cancer is tough.

There are lots of things you can't do and sometimes friendships change as a result. Connecting with other teenagers who also live with cancer can provide real support. 

The Western Sydney Youth Cancer Service (WSYCS) is a specialised service for adolescents and young adults aged 15-25 years who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The WSYCS is a multidisciplinary team (medical, nursing and psychosocial specialists) who are trained in meeting the unique needs of young people going through cancer treatment.

There is a dedicated clinic on alternate Mondays 3—5pm in the oncology outpatient clinics.

WSYCS services

  • Provide medical expertise in cancers found in young people
  • Cancer related education for family, friends and school
  • Referral to other support services
  • Information about fertility and sexuality
  • Support from professionals to help young people adjust to cancer

Email WSYCS or call 0408 732 714.


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