Monday 16th November 2015

Held at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, the unforgettable event hosted inspirational presentations, complementary therapies and social activities for young people who have or have had cancer. 

Speakers at the event on Saturday 14 November included oncologist and triathlete Lucy Gossage, Chloe Parsons from the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Professor of Andrology Allan Pacey, 911 star Lee Brennan who talked about fertility and Jess Terry who spoke about mental health.

Sunday welcomed presentations from Sargent Simon Harmer about his incredible story, Dr Bob Phillips, Professor Alan White and Georgia Postlethwaite talking about the idea of fate. Former cancer patient Toby Peach also performed his play The Eulogy of Toby Peach.

Over the weekend, young people also had the chance to try out amputee football with Ray Westbrook and the English Amputee Football Association, take part in a music workshop hosted by Big Beat, enjoy beauty therapies and arts and crafts.

Find Your Sense of Tumour is the only UK conference dedicated to young people who have had or have cancer. For many young people, the 3-day conference is the first time they meet others going through the same thing. The weekend provided vital practical, emotional, and importantly – social support. It focused on key issues that most young people with cancer will experience at some point, including body image issues and fertility problems. 

Check out a selection of the tweets and Instagram posts from the weekend:

Find Your Sense of Tumour is funded by The Queen's Trust. In June 2015, The Queen's Trust awarded a new grant of £427,500 to Teenage Cancer Trust to support Find Your Sense of Tumour, the Honest Answers, Sound Advice- A Young Person's Guide to Cancer and other events for young people.