"It was when they said the word 'cancer' that it hit me. I felt numb"
"My Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator, was always asking if there was anything me or mum wanted or needed"
"The Teenage Cancer Trust unit I was treated on was a true life saver for me"
"I had just turned 19 and just come back from a family holiday when I found a lump in my neck, but I didn't think much of it..."
"The Teenage Cancer Trust unit was amazing. I don't think I would've been able to cope with my diagnosis and treatment if I wasn’t on such an incredible ward"
"I really do think every young person who is diagnosed with cancer deserves to be supported by Teenage Cancer Trust - they really do make all the difference. The support I received has completely changed my journey and they are a large part of why I am still around today."
"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."
"I can honestly say I feel very lucky to have had such fantastic care from everyone involved in my cancer journey"
"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."
"Since I was diagnosed it's been my intention to turn the experience into a positive by raising awareness of melanomas"