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.
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.