Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Young Adult Cancer Support

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

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. 

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). 

Upcoming Support Groups

Dallas, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, 8th Floor, Room NC8.212

Tuesday, November 19 

5:45 p.m.–7:30 p.m., dinner provided


Fort Worth, Moncrief Cancer Institute, Education Center, 1st Floor

First Thursday of every month

5:30 p.m.–7 p.m., dinner provided


Stay tuned for details about our December holiday event! 

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.