Find your sense of tumour

Every year, we invite young people from across the country to attend a four day conference, solely for young people who have or have had cancer. This unique conference is open to all such young people no matter where they have been treated.

When: 14-17 November 2014
Where: Centre Parcs, Sherwood Forest

Find Your Sense of Tumour provides a mix of inspirational presentations, fabulous therapies and great social activities. It’s a chance to meet and share experiences with like minded individuals who know what it’s like to be diagnosed with cancer.

What’s it all about?

Find Your Sense of Tumour gives young people the opportunity to find out what they need to know about cancer, its effects, share experiences and ask questions to our panel of experts. Talks range from body image to fertility, real life experiences and celebrity speakers.

But it’s not just a conference - we have on-site therapists providing massages and makeovers, we have a dance troupe to liven us up when we are starting to flag and plenty of free time to enjoy the fantastic surroundings of Center Parcs.
Every evening there is a chance to get to meet new friends, a chance to see young people and staff from the units as you’ve never seen them before in our Showcase Event and a fancy dress disco on Sunday night.

Who can come?

The conference is open to young people aged between 14 and 25 who have had cancer within the last five years. We will need parental consent from any person under 16 years of age. You do not need to have been treated on a Teenage Cancer Trust unit to be eligible. An individual can only attend a maximum of two conferences.

Want to find out more?

Check out previous conference sessions and footage. Information can be found at your local Teenage Cancer Trust unit or contact Katie Rawlins for further information and application form.

Find Your Sense of Tumour wins a prestigious award

We’re not the only ones who think Find Your Sense of Tumour is great! We won an Excellence in Patient Education award from the European Oncology Nursing Society because ‘the conference aims to empower young people by giving them the information that they need about their illness and its treatment, as well as life skills such as nutrition and exercise and peer group integration.’

The judges described the event as an ‘excellent innovative project aimed at the young cancer patient and survivors.’

The Queen's Trust

In July 2013 The Queen’s Trust awarded Teenage Cancer Trust a two year grant to fund the development of Find Your Sense of Tumour. We are very grateful to the Trust for their support.


Empowering young people through education

We travel around the country and get as many young people as we can talking about cancer.


Join TCTeeNation and have your say

By joining TCTeeNation you can help young people fight cancer. Whether you are a current or former patient we want to hear what you think about the issues affecting young people with cancer.



The Education Team travel all over the country delivering free talks to schools, clubs and associations in the hope of empowering young people to take charge of their health


Young people share their experiences through video diaries, short films, music and animation. Also check out regular broadcasts, Find Your Sense of Tumour footage and more...