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Cancer Type

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

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

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