Tell your story

Telling the stories of young people with cancer is one of the most powerful ways we can help people understand why the work of Teenage Cancer Trust is so important.

We tell the stories of young people with cancer through newspapers, magazines and TV, in our promotional films and leaflets and at fundraising events.

By sharing your story you can help other young people understand what it’s like to have cancer and help people understand what support you need. You'll also be playing a vital role in helping people learn about the services Teenage Cancer Trust provides and inspiring people to fundraise and support our work.

If you have, or had cancer between the ages of 13 and 24 and you’d like to support Teenage Cancer Trust by sharing your story, we’d love to hear from you.

Getting in touch

All you have to do is get in touch and we can tell you more:

We’d like to hear about your personal experience of cancer. This could include how you felt when you were diagnosed, how your family and friends reacted, what your treatment is/was like. We’ve included some questions below which might help get you started.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Example questions:

  • How old were you at diagnosis?
  • What symptoms did you have and how were you diagnosed? (e.g. what events led to your diagnosis)
  • What was your diagnosis?
  • Did you have any problems with your diagnosis? (e.g. you had to keep going back to your GP, or you were misdiagnosed at first)
  • What treatment did you have or are you having, what was it like, how did you get through it?
  • Which hospital were you treated in and what was it like?
  • How has having cancer affected your relationships with your friends and family?
  • What would you say to another teen/young adult who’s just been diagnosed?

Young people's stories

Learn more about what young people feel about having cancer, what they go through and how they cope by reading these personal stories from young people with cancer from across the UK.


Support network

Search through Teenage Cancer Trust's online support network and get in touch with other people across the UK and beyond...