Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Program

St. Louis AYA Program

At Mercy, we understand that adolescents and young adults (AYAs) need cancer care that meets their unique needs by oncologists and supportive care staff with specialized knowledge and clinical experience. We provide supportive care that also addresses their financial, psychological, fertility, education and career concerns.

Mercy has the St. Louis region's only dedicated young adult cancer program, designed specifically for adolescents and young adults aged 15-30+.

“Adolescent and young adult patients diagnosed with cancer face a unique struggle as they are forced to confront their own mortality at a time when their peers are discovering independence and feeling invincible.”  - Robin Hanson, MD, Ph.D., Mercy Clinic pediatric hematologist-oncologist

AYA Cancer Program & Patient Stories