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Why I shaved my hair off during cancer treatment  

Jake was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia aged 13. He finished treatment in August 2016 and has since written a book about his experience. In this extract, he shares how losing his hair during chemo affected him, and some tips on coping with hair loss. 

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

I never realised early menopause could cause so many health issues 

Caitlin was 17 when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. The treatment left her unable to have children and she went into early menopause.

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

I didn’t just want to be the girl who’d had cancer 

Gloria was diagnosed with cancer ten years ago. She looks back on her struggles with her cultural identity, mental health and celebrating her ‘cancerversary.’

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Art was my lifeline during cancer treatment 

Creative expression was hugely important to Cressi when she went through treatment for leukaemia. She’s been inspired to launch an arts magazine, featuring beautiful art and photography from young patients and creatives affected by cancer and coronavirus.

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Nick, Bristol  

"I think it hit my family a lot harder than it did me and my mum cried. I couldn't really believe it and I just asked when I could go back to school."

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)