Newly Diagnosed With Cancer

"I was too young to be told I have cancer... I always thought it was an older person disease"
AYA patient

Below are a number of booklets and information sheets to support you following a diagnosis of cancer.

Please note that some of these are from other countries such as Australia so there will be some information that is not relevant to you.
We are working on providing New Zealand specific resources.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact your healthcare team or AYA Keyworker.

Printable Resources

Acknowledgements: The following resources have been sourced from credible national & international organisations.
Where possible the resource has been linked to the originating website.

Heidi Watson

The Clinical Leader is responsible for providing clinical leadership and national oversight of the network .

Heidi is a passionate and experienced health professional with a strong clinical, education and leadership background. Her enthusiasm for, and commitment to youth health has focused on improving the outcomes of youth with cancer and chronic health conditions. Previously, Heidi held the position of AYA Cancer Nurse Specialist for Auckland District Health Board. Alongside her AYA clinical leadership role she holds a youth health academic position at the University of Auckland.