Friday 26th May 2017

Blood cancers like lymphoma and leukaemia are amongst the most common types of cancer found in young people aged 13-24. Read Ella and Kelly's experiences of having blood cancer and help us continue our vital work to support young people like them

Ella's story

Ella was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was 16.

"My nerves kicked in. She said, "Ella’s results have come back. Her white cell count is very low. Ella has leukaemia." I felt numb, like the world had frozen... My treatment from the first day to the last day on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit was amazing. It didn’t feel like I was in hospital at all, as I got to wear my own clothes and have friends and family at the unit." Read Ella's story in full


Kelly's story

Kelly was treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma on our unit in Cardiff.

"I can't fault the unit, nor the staff within the unit. I lived there for long periods of time, and it did not once feel like I was living in a hospital. Having the social space with televisions, games, nice seating areas and our kitchen made me feel somewhat normal again. Even though it isn’t nice to be in a hospital, it was so much better being in a unit like this." Read Kelly's story in full

 

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