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Kerrie helped make Christmas feel less scary for me 

Rachael, from Belfast, was diagnosed with lymphoma in December 2019 after five months of experiencing various symptoms. She was looked after at Antrim Area Hospital by Teenage Cancer Trust Nurse, Kerrie. 

Hodgkin lymphoma

We joke that it’s nap roulette 

Ashley Williams (26), and her fiancé Jonny raised £3,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust by cycling from London to Paris. Ashley, an intensive care nurse, talks about how she has learned to deal with the lasting effects of her cancer treatment, with Jonny’s support. 

 thyroid cancer

My mum probably saved my life by insisting I went for an eye test 

Charlie (19) was diagnosed with a brain tumour after suffering from severe headaches for six months. She was treated at the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

brain tumours

Helping make a change - talking to policymakers about my cancer story 

After being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at 23, Jamie was told to shield from coronavirus. But that didn’t stop him getting involved with our work, by joining us on a call with the Shadow Minister for Health and Social Care.

Hodgkin lymphoma

It’s important to keep asking for help if something feels wrong 

Alex was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in June 2019 aged 13. She is currently on maintenance treatment, shared between her local hospital in Coventry and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. 

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Getting checked could really be the difference between life and death 

Mitch, from West Cumbria, was diagnosed with germ cell cancer in May 2020. He was treated on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. 

I ignored the lump at first as I thought I’d hurt myself training 

Angel was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in August 2018, and was helped by Teenage Cancer Trust Nurse Claire at St George’s Hospital in London. 

Hodgkin lymphoma

Even if it is nothing, is it not best to check? 

Olivia was 20 when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the tongue and lymph nodes. She was treated on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. 

I had no idea about the signs and symptoms of cancer 

Darcy was diagnosed with skin cancer in February 2020 aged 21. She was supported by Teenage Cancer Trust at The Christie in Manchester. 

skin cancer

With the pandemic, nothing is normal - celebrating getting the all clear took a back seat 

Claire Harper (26), a social worker from Keith, Scotland, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was helped by a Teenage Cancer Trust nurse.

Hodgkin lymphoma