Teenage and Young Adults (TYA) with Cancer

We look after young cancer patients, aged between 16 and 24 years old.

Our aim is to support you through your diagnosis and treatment for cancer, helping you to reach the important goals in your life.

Our specialist team, which includes doctors, nurses, community and social workers will work together with you and your family.

We also work closely with any other hospitals and professionals involved in your care.

We have special teenage and young adult side rooms on our wards: Yeo, Yarty and Bramble.

We always listen to our young patients and value your input into how we can improve what we do.

Contact us

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

Main switchboard on 01271 322577

 

Eastern Services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Main switchboard on 01392 411611

Where will I be seen?

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital
Raleigh Park
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 4JB

 

Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
Barrack Road
Exeter
EX2 5DW

Meet the team

ur team will provide you with emotional, social and practical support at every stage.

Lorraine Beddard - Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Liaison Nurse adopted by the Teenage Cancer Trust

Lorraine Beddard is our Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Liaison Nurse, adopted by the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Lorraine provides:

  • Emotional and social support; through diagnosis, treatment and beyond
  • Support and information for patients, their friends and family
  • An additional link with your keyworker / clinical nurse specialist / medical team
  • Link to other professionals and support services
  • Support groups and social activities


Tel: 07717 325391
Email: lorraine.beddard@nhs.net 

Dr Peter Stephens – Consultant medical oncologist

Dr Peter Stephens is our consultant medical oncologist.

Services and treatments

The  Macmillan website explains more about the different types of treatments offered.

You can also find out more about the different types of treatment by visiting the NHS website. 

This includes:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hormone treatment
  • Targeted therapy

Supporting you

Having cancer can have an impact on every aspect of your life and on those around you. We understand that this is a difficult and often frightening time for you and your loved ones, which is why we have put together a wide range of information to help you live with and beyond cancer.

Some of these services are available locally, whilst others cover Devon and/or the South West Peninsula as a whole. 

Find out more

Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

Find out more

Useful videos

We have a wide range of videos which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

Find out more

Last updated: April 05, 2023.

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