Young people on stage at FYSOT 2019 Over 18s

Find Your Sense of Tumour

Find Your Sense of Tumour is a weekend event specially for young people who’ve had cancer. It’s your chance to get advice, be inspired and enjoy a great weekend with others your age who truly get you.

In 2022, Find Your Sense of Tumour (FYSOT) will be back in person and have an online-only option too! Be a part of an incredible annual event and help to make it even more special.   

If you are aged 13-17 then join us at our event for under 18s from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 June at Whitemoor Lakes in Staffordshire.   

Young people aged 13-17 can alternatively join us for our FYSOT taster day, find out more and sign up over at our taser day info page.

And if you’re over 18, come along to our jampacked weekend at Yarnfield Park, Staffordshire from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October.  

For those who can’t make it IRL, you can access digital FYSOT sessions by registering below. We’re so excited – and hope you will be too! 

About the event

Find Your Sense of Tumour is your chance to have a laugh (and learn a few things!) with other people your age who’ve had cancer too. In other words they ‘get you’. No brave face needed. No filter. You might even get to know someone who’s had the same cancer as you.  

Take part in activities, speak to like-minded people, watch inspirational talks and attend workshops on topics including exercise, nutrition, fertility and careers. There’s also plenty of time to relax and unwind.   

Join us for a life-changing weekend! 

Who can attend? 

If you want to come in person to Find your Sense of Tumour Under 18s, you must:

  • have been diagnosed (or still on active treatment) on or after your 13th birthday
  • be aged between 13 and 17 by 19 June 2022
  • have finished treatment within the last 6-24 months or be on maintenance treatment
  • have received two doses of the Covid vaccine by 1 June

Can’t say yes to all of these? Don’t worry – you can still come to digital FYSOT if you can say yes to the first three on the list and you can even come if you’ve just finished treatment too – no need to wait 6 months.  

There are some exemptions that will be made for young people on maintenance treatment or palliative-stage patients if your treatment team feel it will be appropriate for you to attend. Get in touch with [email protected] 

Over 18? We will update the list above closer to the time for the over 18 event. Check back soon.  

Darcy Shaw

What does the weekend look like? 

Residential Find Your Sense of Tumour

It’s a weekend event where you get your chance to have a laugh (and learn a few things!) with other people your age who’ve had cancer too. In other words they ‘get you’. No brave face needed. No filter. You might even get to know someone who’s had the same cancer as you.

Take part in activities, speak to like-minded people, watch inspirational talks and attend workshops on topics including exercise, nutrition and careers. There’s also plenty of time to relax and unwind.

Digital Find Your Sense of Tumour

This year as part of Digital FYSOT Teenage Cancer Trust are running a series of online Peer Support events, and the good news is that you can pick and choose which sessions you want to come along to!

Whether it is Among Us and Minecraft gaming sessions, creating your own Tie Dye fashion, learning how to play a musical instrument or exploring relaxation and mindfulness we have you covered. Join from the comfort of your own home and benefit from meeting other teenagers and young adults with cancer whilst taking part in fun activities. Everything is run by experienced and engaging staff from Teenage Cancer Trust and you will receive packs with everything you need for the sessions too!

To register for the Online Peer Support sessions you will have to sign up to Digital FYSOT - this will enable us to verify that you meet our criteria.  You will then be able to select which individual sessions you wish to attend. Anyone who fits our criteria, including those who are attending in-person FYSOT are welcome to join the sessions – so sign up now!

Digital timetable

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Getting to know you and Among Us gaming session: 6th June at 7pm-9pm:
Tie Dye
Tie Dye Arts and Crafts Session: Wednesday 8th June, 7pm-9pm
Mining
Minecraft Gaming Session: Friday 10th June, 7pm-9pm
Mindfulness
Relaxation/Mindfulness Session: Monday 13th June, 7pm-8.30pm
Ukulele
Ukulele Club (limited places): Catch up session Friday 15th June – 7pm-8pm. Receive a ukulele in the post and learn in your own time.
sign up

How do I sign up? 

If you’re 13-17, you can apply for the Under 18 event right now. Fill in the pre-registration form and we will get back to you shortly.

Apply today

If you’re over 18, hang on a little longer as applications won’t open up until later in the year.

If want to know more about signing up, your treatment team should be able to help, or you can drop us a line at [email protected].

Frequently asked questions

FAQs for parents and guardians