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Daniel, Hampshire 

"I decided I wanted to carry on my life as before. I wasn't going to let my cancer define who and what I was."

 thyroid cancer

Jamie, Derbyshire 

"Many doors have opened to me that were closed before and I wouldn’t change what has happened to me."

bone cancer

James, Gloucestershire 

"Having cancer is the easy part; it’s the treatment that’s the bitch."

testicular cancer

Amy, Liverpool 

"That's when he said it could be cancer, but we thought he's wrong, I'm 17, there's no way I can have cancer"

cervical cancer

Will, Essex 

"When cancer comes along and gets in the way, Teenage Cancer Trust works and drives to make sure life is as good as it possibly can be."

brain tumours

Hannah, Essex 

"If you’d told me I was going to get cancer, I wouldn’t have believed you. Cancer didn’t happen to people like me."

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Lily, Suffolk 

"Teenage Cancer Trust never made me feel like I had to be brave. They understand that we're young, that we can't be brave all the time"

Hodgkin lymphoma

Stephen Sutton 

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

Bowel cancer

Amy, Glasgow 

"He said: "It’s cancer." I don't remember the rest of the meeting. I couldn’t speak. I felt numb." 

ovarian cancer

Emily, South Wales 

"Having cancer has made me determined to help other young people with cancer."

non–Hodgkin lymphoma


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