Adolescent and Young Adult Program

Young adults affected by cancer have unique needs.

The Adolescent and Young Adult Program at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, provides specialized treatment for adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 17. Norton Cancer Institute supports adults ages 18 to 39.

The Adolescent and Young Adult Program offers support and services along with individualized care that addresses adolescents’ and young adults’ physical, psychological, social and emotional needs during diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and remission.

Through support from Teen Cancer America, the Adolescent and Young Adult Program brings Norton Children’s specialists and Norton Cancer Institute adult cancer care providers to support adolescents’ and young adults’ needs.

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About the Adolescent and Young Adult Unit

Cancer patients sometimes spend days or weeks at the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Center. It’s important that their space reflects their needs.

The Adolescent and Young Adult Unit offers a quiet space for private time and a common space for spending time with other patients and visitors. The unit is designed to give teens a place where they can socialize, relax and entertain.

Support services

The Adolescent and Young Adult Program offers a wide variety of services designed to help you and your family adjust to a cancer diagnosis. These include:

  • Expressive therapies
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Educational classes
  • Integrative therapies
  • Fitness
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Nutritional counseling/classes
  • Caregiver support
  • Mental health support
  • Family, teen and young adult programs
  • Support groups
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Norton Children’s offers advanced pediatric cancer care

(502) 629-7725

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