Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) cancer and brain tumour service

Our Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) cancer and brain tumour service for south east London offers extra support to anyone aged 16 to 24 when diagnosed with cancer or brain tumours.

This support is in addition to the treatment you receive from experts in your particular type of cancer. 

We understand how cancer at this age can impact your education, employment and personal development.

You may be seen by:

  • consultant doctors
  • specialist nurse
  • dietitian 
  • psychologist
  • social workers
  • youth support coordinator

We work with your consultant and specialist medical teams to provide psychological and social support.

Our new purpose built ward at the Cancer Centre at Guy's is due to open in the autumn of 2024. It's designed for the highest standards of care and to be a space where everyone supports each other.

Our support service is available to young adults having their medical treatment at all hospitals in south east London and east Kent.

Our local partner hospitals include:

  • King's College Hospital
  • Lewisham Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
  • Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup
  • Princess Royal University Hospital, Bromley

Last updated: January 2024

Contact us


Appointments and admin: 020 7188 1431

Lead nurse: 07833 095998

We answer the phone from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Outside of these hours, and on bank holidays, please leave a message and we will reply the next working day.

For enquiries relating to your specific cancer or tumour diagnosis, please phone the cancer centre patient helpline on 020 7188 9333

Urgent enquiries

If you're unwell or have an acute medical enquiry, please call the acute oncology service on 020 7188 3754


Cancer Centre at Guy's, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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