Youth Cancer Service Queensland Youth Cancer Service Queensland

Queensland Youth Cancer Service

About us

The Queensland Youth Cancer Service is coordinated statewide to provide enhanced support to adolescent and young adults aged 15-25, their families and carers. We advocate for age-appropriate medical, nursing and psychosocial expertise and collaboration between paediatric, adult and private health services.

Our statewide multidisciplinary team of medical, nursing and psychosocial specialists is available to help you and your family through the challenges you are facing.

We understand that adolescents and young adults are an age group with different needs compared to both younger and older people. Being a young adult has many challenges, including the navigation of friendships, work and study, relationship, sexuality and financial independence.

After being diagnosed with cancer, you might feel angry, sad, confused and worried about missing out on life with your friends and changing or putting on hold the plans you have been making.

The Queensland Youth Cancer Service aims to improve things for you and your family throughout your treatment and to help you reconnect with life once you return home.

We are here to advocate for and help navigate the needs of adolescents and young adults dealing with cancer across their health, community and home environments.

Read the Queensland Youth Cancer Service Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020

Read the Queensland Youth Cancer Service Mission and Values Statement

Read the Youth Cancer Service Charter – For young people with cancer

Contact us

Our central office is open Monday to Friday, 8am-4.30pm, excluding public holidays.

t: 07 3068 4176 | (CN) 07 3068 1383 | 0427 828 068

f: 07 3068 4139

e: QYCS_CHQ@health.qld.gov.au

Find out more

For more information about the Queensland Youth Cancer Service, including eligibility criteria, catchment area restrictions, location details and referral advice follow the links below:

For families and carers

For health professionals