South east London teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer service
Our clinic takes place each week on Monday afternoon at the Cancer Centre at Guy's.
Members of our team may also arrange extra meetings with you for:
- psychological support
- diet and health lifestyle advice
- help with housing or education
If travelling to the Cancer Centre at Guy's is difficult, we can provide individual online support sessions.
How to get an appointment
Your consultant or nurse specialist can refer you to us if you have been diagnosed with cancer and are between the age of 16 and 24.
We can continue to support you beyond this age range in the years following diagnosis and treatment when needed.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
Please call the number in your appointment letter if you need to change or cancel your appointment.
Before your appointment
You do not need to do anything before your first appointment. You may want to:
- make a list of things you are worried about or questions you have
- bring a parent, partner or friend with you for support
During your appointment
Your first appointment will take about 2 hours.
We will measure your height and weight when you arrive. We will already know what type of cancer you are being treated for. You will also be asked to fill in some questionnaires on an iPad about how you are feeling.
At your first appointment, you'll meet different members of our team. This can include:
- our lead nurse
- specialist doctors
- social worker
- fertility specialist
After your appointment
We will send you and your GP a letter with details of what we talked about at your appointment. Each member of our team will write their own section.
We may arrange to see you outside of the clinic for support with applications for housing or other benefits.
We will also arrange a date for your next clinic appointment. Usually this will be in 3 months.