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I was scared coronavirus would make my mental health worse 

Lakita, a student from Manchester, was 20 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in July 2019. Teenage Cancer Trust have been there for Lakita throughout the coronavirus pandemic as she navigates life after cancer treatment.

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I didn't realise how a good support network could help me 

Lily, from Banbury, was 20 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. She was helped by Teenage Cancer Trust at The Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

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Kerrie helped make Christmas feel less scary for me 

Rachael, from Belfast, was diagnosed with lymphoma in December 2019 after five months of experiencing various symptoms. She was looked after at Antrim Area Hospital by Teenage Cancer Trust Nurse, Kerrie. 

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Helping make a change - talking to policymakers about my cancer story 

After being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at 23, Jamie was told to shield from coronavirus. But that didn’t stop him getting involved with our work, by joining us on a call with the Shadow Minister for Health and Social Care.

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I ignored the lump at first as I thought I’d hurt myself training 

Angel was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in August 2018, and was helped by Teenage Cancer Trust Nurse Claire at St George’s Hospital in London. 

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With the pandemic, nothing is normal - celebrating getting the all clear took a back seat 

Claire Harper (26), a social worker from Keith, Scotland, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was helped by a Teenage Cancer Trust nurse.

Hodgkin lymphoma

I was anxious about shielding ending and going back to uni during the pandemic 

Nicole Lowther (19), a student from Lanarkshire, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in May 2018. She was helped by Teenage Cancer Trust at The Beatson

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Ammarah, Walsall 

"Because they did so much for me, I wanted to raise some money for Teenage Cancer Trust to say thank you."

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Demi, Articlave 

"While I was going through cancer, I just wanted to protect my family from my worries and the worst of my treatment."

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Natasha, Bridgend 

"A lot of my school friends at the time wanted to bubble-wrap me and they questioned what I should be doing"

Hodgkin lymphoma