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I thought about giving up during cancer, but I got through it 

Andrew (23) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia aged 19. Alongside his treatment, he received mental health support at the Teenage Cancer Trust units at the Beatson in Glasgow and the Edinburgh Western General.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

It’s important to keep asking for help if something feels wrong 

Alex was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in June 2019 aged 13. She is currently on maintenance treatment, shared between her local hospital in Coventry and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. 

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

“I wouldn’t be here right now if it wasn’t for Marlies” 

Hiral was 21 when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and was treated at the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at UCLH. Youth Support Coordinator Marlies helped Hiral during her chemotherapy and when she became very ill while on maintenance treatment.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

“Rob helped me come to terms with everything – you can’t put a price on that” 

Amir, from Cheshire, was 14 when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. During his treatment, he was supported by Rob, a Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator, who also enabled him to sit his exams in hospital.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

“Playing guitar and singing again was an amazing feeling.” 

Ruby was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2019 and had treatment on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit in Leicester through lockdown.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Eddy, Leeds 

"Finding out you have cancer when you're 20 is absolutely terrifying."

 

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Owen, Birmingham 

"I'm hoping to be well for Christmas so that I can spend time with my family and friends. After everything that has happened over the last year, it will be nice to be able to relax and celebrate."

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Chloe, Bristol 

"When you first get a diagnosis, your mind blows up and you can't focus on everything going on. But everyone has been amazing and all of the support I have received has been brilliant."

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)