Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through it. We’re the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need – so no young person faces cancer alone.
Young people have a lot going on. Crucial exams. First jobs. New relationships.
Cancer can throw all of that off track. Suddenly your plans and dreams are falling apart. Your friends may not know what to say to you. Hospitals and treatment can be scary and confusing – for many young people, this is the first time they’ve really been ill.
We make sure young people have someone in their corner right from the start.
What we do
Teenage Cancer Trust offers unique care and support, designed for and with young people. We fund specialised nurses, youth workers and hospital units in the NHS, so young people have dedicated staff and facilities to support them throughout treatment.
We run events for young people with cancer to help them regain independence and meet other young people going through something similar.
And we provide easy-to-understand information about every aspect of living with cancer as a young person.