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Kelly, Cardiff 

"I've learnt that I'm a stronger person than I ever thought I was."

non–Hodgkin lymphoma

Ella, Hertfordshire 

"I would say to anyone facing cancer 'you’ve got this', stay positive whatever the big C throws at you, and try to keep your chin up no matter what!"

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Alex, Bedford 

"Having cancer is such a life changing experience. It is only once you finish your treatment that you have the time to take into consideration everything you have been through."

Hodgkin lymphoma

Adam, Cornwall 

"Being on a Teenage Cancer Trust unit makes the treatment a lot easier. You can tell the care is focused around you as a person."

testicular cancer

Holly, Wiltshire 

"Cancer is a massive thing to happen to you when you're so young. You're just starting your life and then something hits you and it just completely knocks you back."

non–Hodgkin lymphoma

Amy, Cumbria 

"The unit was absolutely brilliant – I can’t fault it at all."

bone cancer

Toby, Stratford-upon-Avon 

"I lost a lot of confidence and found it extremely difficult to hold a conversation with someone, without talking about cancer."

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Annie, Harrogate 

"My Youth Support Coordinator, Nicky, is like my guardian angel"

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Steph, Crewe 

"At Find Your Sense of Tumour I felt normal for a change, and really happy"

Hodgkin lymphoma

Phil, Dunfermline 

"I thought it was a cruel prank I was expecting Ashton Kutcher to open the doors to tell me I’ve been Punk’d."

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

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