Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Young Adult Cancer Support

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To help keep our patients, families, and staff safe from the spread of infection, our support group will meet virtually until further notice. Please email youngadults@utsouthwestern.edu if you are interested in participating.

We Are Here For You!

Help us recognize your milestones! Do you have an appointment, scan, or cancer-versary coming up? Let us know, so we can send you a note of support!

Share With Us

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

Last Tuesday of every month (May 26th, June 30, etc.)  

7 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. Groups are currently meeting virtually.

Contact Alex Huffman, LCSW, OSW-C at youngadults@utsouthwestern.edu to RSVP.

Upcoming Social Events

Join us for a casual virtual hangout each month. Dates and times vary.

Contact Alex Huffman, LCSW, OSW-C at youngadults@utsouthwestern.edu to RSVP.

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

A group of cancer patients, ages 18-39,  have 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.

Young Adult Cancer Support
Members of our Planning Committee: Shaun Robbins, Candace Hupp, Maritza Figy, Jenni Pennington, Roberto Cowan

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. 

For more information, please contact Alex Huffman, LCSW, OSW-C, by email at youngadults@utsouthwestern.edu or text 214-267-UTYA (8892). 

Families Connected

Also, learn more about Families Connected, a quarterly support program designed to help patients and their school-aged children adjust to the changes that occur when a parent has cancer.

From Our Events

We're Here For You!

Do you have an appointment, scan, or cancer-versary coming up? Let us know, so we can send you a note of support!