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Cancer Type

Charlotte, Leeds 

"We've been through an awful lot together, he's been by my side from my diagnosis right through to me getting the all clear, graduating, and getting my first job as a solicitor."

soft tissue sarcomas

Sam, Leicestershire 

"As much as you are devastated inside, people are there for you. They want to help, they want to listen."

Bowel cancer

Daisy, Suffolk  

"It was when they said the word 'cancer' that it hit me. I felt numb"

Hodgkin lymphoma

Will, Barton-upon-Humber 

"My Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator, was always asking if there was anything me or mum wanted or needed"

soft tissue sarcomas

Alfie, Suffolk 

"The Teenage Cancer Trust unit I was treated on was a true life saver for me"

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Jessica, Lincoln  

"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..."

non–Hodgkin lymphoma

Jade, Nuneaton 

"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"

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Wendy, Perth 

"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."

Hodgkin lymphoma

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

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