John Stoddard Cancer Center

Parent Organization: UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Location Information

1221 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 5152414141

In 2013, John Stoddard Cancer Center and Blank Children's Hospital, services of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, developed the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program. As the first of its kind in Iowa, this innovative program is designed to better address the unique needs of cancer patients between the ages of 15 and 35 and improve their survival rates.


  • Child Life
  • Clinical Research
  • Counseling
  • Fertility Education
  • Genetic Testing
  • Nutritional assessment and education
  • Social Work/ Case Management
  • Support Group: Coffee and Conversations
  • Survivorship


Any patient with cancer between the ages of 15 and 39

Intake Process:

Contact the AYA Program Coordinator at 515-241-4251.


Coffee and Conversations is a local support group that meets every second Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm. Call 515-241-4251 for more information.


No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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