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Why I shaved my hair off during cancer treatment  

Jake was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia aged 13. He finished treatment in August 2016 and has since written a book about his experience. In this extract, he shares how losing his hair during chemo affected him, and some tips on coping with hair loss. 

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

I never realised early menopause could cause so many health issues 

Caitlin was 17 when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. The treatment left her unable to have children and she went into early menopause.

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

I didn’t just want to be the girl who’d had cancer 

Gloria was diagnosed with cancer ten years ago. She looks back on her struggles with her cultural identity, mental health and celebrating her ‘cancerversary.’

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Friends are essential to your sanity during cancer 

Jake was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in 2019. He was treated during the coronavirus pandemic and was supported by Teenage Cancer Trust.

brain tumours

Virtual FYSOT almost felt like we were sat together in person 

Darcy was diagnosed with skin cancer at 21. She became a pioneer by attending our first-ever virtual Find Your Sense of Tumour in 2020.

skin cancer

When I got my cancer diagnosis, I was almost relieved 

School does not hold happy memories for Joe, who struggled to make friends and started skipping lessons. But everything changed when he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia - and he met Claire, a Teenage Cancer Trust Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)

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)