In hospitals affiliated with the National AYA platform is special care designed for young people with cancer. Specific care that is based depending on what they need. The platform is a close cooperation between AYAs and healthcare professionals from the eight university medical centers in the Netherlands and some smaller hospitals. All the knowledge and skills is gathered in co-partnership on the platform to implement AYA care throughout the Netherlands.
What is AYA care?
You can get different ways of AYA care at any time from diagnosis. AYA care is an integral part of the entire treatment process / pathway. More and more hospitals of the National Platform AYA spaces are equipped for AYA where patients between treatments or outpatient visits by can relax with their families. They can then easily come into contact with other peers who go through the same thing.
The AYA platform is also available online. The platform offers a website with information that is available for everyone about important topics for AYAs such as education, sexuality and death. AYAs can also access the community online, here they can get in touch with other AYAs without the interference of healthcare professionals. The AYAs specifically asked for a community where they could talk to each other, since they are the only ones that truly understand their problems and needs.