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Teenage and Young Adult Service

Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Service Northern IrelandWho we are?

The Teenage and Young Adult Service (TYA) is for young people aged 14-24 years with a cancer diagnosis.

In the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children staff include

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (funded by Teenage Cancer Trust)
  • Social worker (funded by Young Lives V Cancer).

In the Belfast City Hospital/ Cancer Centre staff include:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists (Funded by Friends of the Cancer Centre)
  • Social Worker (Funded by Friends of the Cancer Centre).

What we do

We will aim to make contact with you following your diagnosis and will work with your specialist team, to support you on an individual basis.

This support is tailored to your needs and that of your family. We can offer guidance about many aspects of your treatment and care. If you do not have a keyworker we can provide this role.

Cancer Types

Teenagers and Young Adults can be diagnosed with any type of cancer, however some types are more common. Below is a list of types of cancer most commonly seen in young people.

  • Leukaemia
  • Brain Tumours
  • Lymphoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Testicular

More information on these cancers can be found in the Children’s Cancer Section or