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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)

Annie, Harrogate 

"My Youth Support Coordinator, Nicky, is like my guardian angel"

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Steph, Crewe 

"At Find Your Sense of Tumour I felt normal for a change, and really happy"

Hodgkin lymphoma

Phil, Dunfermline 

"I thought it was a cruel prank I was expecting Ashton Kutcher to open the doors to tell me I’ve been Punk’d."

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

Rhiannon, Bristol 

"Teenage Cancer Trust gave me the chance to be a normal teenager for the first time, showed me that I wasn't alone, and helped me to build lasting friendships."

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Luke, Kent 

"I appreciate the little things in life. The 'good mornings', the random phone calls, silly laughs. All sorts, just little things mean the world now!"

Sophie, Southampton 

"On chemo days, I always knew there would be something to enjoy, whether it was seeing someone, playing pool, or enjoying some jukebox music"

Hodgkin lymphoma

Natasha, Cheshire 

"My diagnosis was so vague, there was no mention of the word 'cancer' at all!  I didn't really understand what was wrong with me."

Hodgkin lymphoma

Luke, Rayleigh  

"The Youth Support Coordinator at the Teenage Cancer Trust outpatient unit has been amazing. She is always finding things for me to do and looking for ways to help me and others."

bone cancer

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