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.
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.
Gloria was diagnosed with cancer ten years ago. She looks back on her struggles with her cultural identity, mental health and celebrating her ‘cancerversary.’
Jake was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in 2019. He was treated during the coronavirus pandemic and was supported by Teenage Cancer Trust.
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.
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.
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
Without my cancer journey, I may never have become a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community
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.
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.