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Sam, Birmingham 

"Finding out you need treatment for cancer is scary and frightening for anybody, but especially so when you are a teenager, and at the very beginning of your adult life. This is why Teenage Cancer Trust is such a vital organisation, because they give support to teenagers during some of the worst times of their lives, and make sure that they are not alone."

Josh, Leeds  

"I can honestly say I feel very lucky to have had such fantastic care from everyone involved in my cancer journey"

soft tissue sarcomas

Lauren, Dumbarton 

"Despite me having all these problems, I live every day like it is my last. I still go out at weekends with friends and try to be a positive."

brain tumours

Natasha, Surrey 

"Since I was diagnosed it's been my intention to turn the experience into a positive by raising awareness of melanomas"

skin cancer

Amy, Cambridge 

"Sometimes it's good to have a cry or be sad, but keep positive. It gets better."

Hodgkin lymphoma

Will, Warwickshire 

"Teenage Cancer Trust gave me so much confidence to do everything I do, and I wouldn’t be where I am now without them."

non–Hodgkin lymphoma

Georgie, Preston 

"Even though I wasn't being treated on a unit, I was assigned a Teenage Cancer Trust team who would come out to me, both at my local hospital and at home."

Hodgkin lymphoma

Samuel, Hexham 

"I finished my treatment just less than a year ago and am now sitting my GCSEs."

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)

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