Talk to other young people
It can make a huge difference to how you're feeling and show you you're not alone.
You may think that no one understands what you're going through right now. But there are other young people in a similar situation to you, across the country, and of all ages, who really do get what you're feeling.
They might be going through exactly what you are - or they may have been through it in the past. Talking to them could help you understand what's happening to you. It can make a huge difference to how you're feeling and show you you're not alone.
Teenage Cancer Trust brings young people with cancer together, through our units, and at events like Find Your Sense of Tumour. But you can also hear the thoughts and feelings of other young people by watching Jimmy Teens TV, or by joining our informal support network, created especially for you and your family.
What young people have said...
Catherine Rhatigan, Middlesbrough
“It was really good to be treated on Teenage Cancer Trust’s unit at the RVI as I was with other people my own age which made it much more bearable. I’m really looking forward to going to Find Your Sense of Tumour because when I was diagnosed with cancer my old friends didn’t really understand what I had been through. To be in a room full of other people who know what it’s like to have cancer in your teens will be amazing.”
Nadine Edwardson, Stockport
“Teenage Cancer Trust units make such a difference - you get to meet other young people going through a similar thing. Being on a Teenage Cancer Trust unit was probably the best thing about being poorly because of the people there, they supported me, they knew what I was going through.”
Jack Davidson, Southport
"It’s good to be treated on Teenage Cancer Trust’s unit as I am with other people my own age and everyone is always happy and reassuring. I’m really looking forward to going to Find Your Sense of Tumour because it will be great to be in a place full of people who know what I went through.”
JoJo Dawn, Kent
"Being around people my age going through the same thing as me helped me to remain strong, and no matter what was going on I never felt scared about my situation.”
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