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Laura, Hertfordshire 

"I was treated on the Teenage Cancer Trust ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Everyone was so kind and you kind of forget why you’re actually there!"

soft tissue sarcomas

Ali, London 

"I would tell other young people who are diagnosed with cancer not to be too scared because you have Teenage Cancer Trust to help you with your treatment."

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Shelbee, Bedfordshire 

"The staff were brilliant - they make you feel the most important person in the world."

Phoebe, Hull 

“Getting sunburnt was stupid”

skin cancer

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)

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