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Teen & Young Adult Program

 

Daltrey Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program

The UCLA Daltrey Townshend Teen Cancer Program (DTTCP) is an extension of Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT), a U.K. charity dedicated to improving the lives of young people with cancer. The program funds and builds specialty units in hospitals where young cancer patients are treated together and housed in adjoining patient rooms designed to help them cope with grueling treatments and long hospital stays. The UCLA program is the first of its kind in the United States. The program serves teens and young adults from 13 to 25 years of age. Its focus is on providing compassionate, patient-centered care from a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and child life specialists.

For more information, please visit our UCLA Daltrey Townsend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program.


Cancer Survivorship Program

Today, nearly 75 percent of all children with cancer have a chance of surviving five years and beyond thanks to remarkable advances in treatments.

The dramatic growth in survivorship has created a community that may face unique health and psychological challenges as they age; challenges referred to as the "late effects" of the disease and its treatment. The most common "late effects" include:

  • Cardiac problems
  • Learning disabilities
  • Growth and fertility issues
  •  Psychological dysfunction
  • Second malignancies


The Pediatric Long-Term Follow-up Clinic at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA was created to address the medical and quality-of-life issues of childhood cancer survivors through a comprehensive health evaluation, a psychosocial assessment and targeted specialty referrals. The program also helps survivors with educational, vocational and insurance coverage challenges.

For more information visit our Pediatric Long-Term Follow-Up Program.

 

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Contact Us

  • Appointments & Referrals - Phone: (310) 825-0867

  • Administrative Office & Program Information - Phone: (310) 825-6708

 

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