Specialist services - for young people with cancer
At Teenage Cancer Trust, we understand that teenage cancer requires specialist care.
We know how damaging it is to take a young person away from their normal life – their friends, their environment, and put them in a cancer ward with small children or older people.
We know that young people have a much better chance of survival if they are treated by teenage cancers experts, in an environment tailored to their needs. So we’re working every day to make that happen.
We don’t believe that teenagers should have to stop being teenagers, just because they have cancer. So we build specialist units in NHS hospitals which improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer.
We've funded, built and now maintain 25 units across the UK. We plan to build a further 10 so that all young people needing hospital treatment for cancer across the UK have access to the dedicated, specialist support they provide, no matter where they live.
Find out more about our units.
Teenagers and young adults have told us what they want
- Rapid access to cancer services offering accurate diagnosis and a competent assessment
- Clear and accurate information
- Evidence based treatment with access to clinical trials
- The best chance of survival with the least possible physical cost
- A high standard of age specific facilities
- Access to staff that understand them and their needs
- Peer support
- Psychological, social, educational, and employment support
- The best treatment as close to home as possible
Teenage Cancer Trust aims to provide teenagers and young adults these essential services.
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