UW Carbone launches new program to help cancer patients
The program is designed to improve the quality of life and long-term survival of people, aged 15 to 39, who are diagnosed with Cancer
MADISON, Wis (WKBT) – A new program, aimed at helping youth with cancer, is coming to Madison.
The UW Carbone Cancer Center is launching the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program
The program is designed to improve the quality of life and long-term survival of people, aged 15 to 39, who are diagnosed with Cancer.
The program will provide Age-appropriate education and interventions designed to support a healthy lifestyle.
Patients a part of this program will have access to physical therapists, nutritionists, and even peer support to help with whatever needs they might have.
“Just knowing that our goal, their Oncologist goal, but our goal in the AYA Oncology program, is to think about unique ways we can make this easier. More bearable. Something that, we have ways to support, rather than them just trudging through it by themselves,” said Dr. Amanda Parkes, an Oncologist at UW-Carbone Cancer Center.
The program also supports people who have just been diagnosed, are in treatment, or in the recovery stage.
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