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Cancer Type

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)

Alfie, Suffolk 

"The Teenage Cancer Trust unit I was treated on was a true life saver for me"

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Jade, Nuneaton 

"The Teenage Cancer Trust unit was amazing. I don't think I would've been able to cope with my diagnosis and treatment if I wasn’t on such an incredible ward"

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Ella, Hertfordshire 

"I would say to anyone facing cancer 'you’ve got this', stay positive whatever the big C throws at you, and try to keep your chin up no matter what!"

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

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)

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)

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