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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."

Georgie, Preston 

"Even though I wasn't being treated on a unit, I was assigned a Teenage Cancer Trust team who would come out to me, both at my local hospital and at home."

Hodgkin lymphoma

Adam, Cornwall 

"Being on a Teenage Cancer Trust unit makes the treatment a lot easier. You can tell the care is focused around you as a person."

testicular cancer

Holly, Wiltshire 

"Cancer is a massive thing to happen to you when you're so young. You're just starting your life and then something hits you and it just completely knocks you back."

non–Hodgkin lymphoma

Toby, Stratford-upon-Avon 

"I lost a lot of confidence and found it extremely difficult to hold a conversation with someone, without talking about cancer."

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Heena, Bristol 

"I felt alone isolated and I also struggled with food and I got quite upset a lot of the time."

Hodgkin lymphoma

Carly, Birmingham 

"It was so different and felt like a second home.”

ovarian cancer

Phil, Worcester 

"As soon as I heard the news I threw up from shock.”

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Stephen Sutton 

Stephen Sutton was an exceptional young man who made a huge impact as a Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador and fundraiser. 

Bowel cancer