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I barely left my daughter's side for 180 days 

Geraint’s daughter Cerys was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer three years ago. She was treated on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit on the Birmingham Children's Hospital. Geraint is sharing his story this Father’s Day to help people understand how Teenage Cancer Trust is helping support parents like him

bone cancer

Jamie: 'Cancer made me rediscover my identity as a gay man' 

Without my cancer journey, I may never have become a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community

Hodgkin lymphoma

Mental health support helped me get my life back on track after cancer 

Georgina was 22 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. She was treated on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital and received mental health support during and after treatment from her counsellor, Jo. 

Hodgkin lymphoma

I thought about giving up during cancer, but I got through it 

Andrew (23) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia aged 19. Alongside his treatment, he received mental health support at the Teenage Cancer Trust units at the Beatson in Glasgow and the Edinburgh Western General.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

During cancer I was the most depressed I've ever been 

Michelle's complex and gruelling treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma left her with nightmares of being paralysed.

non–Hodgkin lymphoma

I had anxiety that my cancer would come back 

After finishing her treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, Beth’s mental health worsened as she became terrified her cancer would return.

Hodgkin lymphoma

My mental health was impacted, but Kerrie helped turn things around 

Catherine was 19 when she was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in her appendix. She was treated at Antrim Area Hospital and was helped by Kerrie, the local Teenage Cancer Trust Nurse.

After my amputation, someone had to pass me my own child 

Dionne was 24, pregnant with twins and had two older children when she first started noticing pain in her leg. She was eventually diagnosed with osteosarcoma and had to have her leg amputated. 

bone cancer

My afro was my pride and joy: cancer, hair loss and identity 

Tegan had just started at university when she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She was treated on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at St James’s in Leeds.

non–Hodgkin lymphoma

I approached cancer treatment a bit like a training plan 

Harvey’s professional rugby career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a type of cancer called small round cell desmoplastic sarcoma. He was treated on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton.

soft tissue sarcomas