Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Young Adult Cancer Support

Appointment New Patient Appointment or 214-645-4673

Young adults living with cancer face unique challenges related to work, school, health insurance, relationships, sexuality, body image, fertility, spirituality, and emotional well-being. It can be hard for patients to meet each other on their own, but we are here to help!

Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center seeks to encourage, strengthen, and empower young adults by providing support groups and social activities. 

Upcoming Support Groups

When: Last Tuesday of each month from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Thompson Family Conference Room, 3rd floor, Cancer Care Outpatient Building

Yoga: Yoga is also offered for this group from 6 - 7 p.m. at the same location.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Alex Huffman, LCSW, OSW-C, via email or text/call 214-267-UTYA (8892).


See what we've been doing and what's happening next in our e-newsletters.

Our program is growing! We want to support the partners and spouses of young adult patients who have been previously diagnosed with or are currently facing a cancer diagnosis. To join us for activities just for partners and spouses, please tell us a little bit about you on our YACS Spouses and Partners Contact Form.

'It's a relief to talk with people who have been in your shoes'

A group of cancer patients, ages 18-39, has forged a deep connection through the Young Adult Support Program at Simmons Cancer Center. They get together every couple of weeks, socialize, and share thoughts and experiences in a place where "people get it." Most of all, it reminds them they are not alone.

About Our Planning Committee

Our planning committee – a dedicated group of young adult patients who volunteer their time to inform and coordinate events – meets throughout the year to ensure we have plenty of opportunities for patients to connect. 

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We're Here For You!

Please share your cancer milestones with us so we can send you a note of support!