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Matt, Cornwall  

"I was a healthy 19 year old one minute, and then I was told I couldn't do the things that I liked."

Timothy, Reading 

"It was meant to be a routine scan, so I was shocked when that and a biopsy showed I had Ewing’s Sarcoma in my spine."

soft tissue sarcomas

Nick, Bristol  

"I think it hit my family a lot harder than it did me and my mum cried. I couldn't really believe it and I just asked when I could go back to school."

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Chloe, Bristol 

"When you first get a diagnosis, your mind blows up and you can't focus on everything going on. But everyone has been amazing and all of the support I have received has been brilliant."

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Ellie, Nottingham 

"When I saw the Teenage Cancer Trust sign it really hit me and I thought ‘this I real now’."

soft tissue sarcomas

Caitilin, Rotherham 

"When they told me, they said, “We’ve found a cancerous tumour, do you know what that means?”

ovarian cancer

Natasha, Glasgow 

"I thought 'yeah, I have cancer but my name isn't cancer'."

Hodgkin lymphoma

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

Daisy, Suffolk  

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

Hodgkin lymphoma

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