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Welcome

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is the Principal Treatment Centre (PTC) for Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) with Cancer for the South West of England. Welcome to our website!  The PTC oversees the delivery of specialist malignant haematology and oncology care along with emotional, social and practical support to young people diagnosed with cancer between 16 and 24 years.

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Known as the TYA team, we work with young people aged 16-24 years across the South West of England who have been diagnosed with cancer. This is to ensure that all young people are able, whenever possible and appropriate, to access treatment locally. Our aim is to provide specialist age- appropriate care and psychological, emotional, financial, practical, educational and social support to young people with cancer, their family and friends.

Being diagnosed with cancer and facing treatment can be one of the scariest and hardest times of their life. We are here to help you and to try and make things easier for you. We see everyone as an individual and not just a diagnosis. Our dedicated team of specialists have expert knowledge in looking after young people with different types of cancer, leukaemia and brain tumours - from the common, to the very rare.

An information booklet is available here which you may find helpful to understand how the TYA service can help support you.


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