After cancer treatment

Getting back to ‘normal’ after you finish your cancer treatment isn’t always straightforward. You might feel like there’s lots of things to think about and experiences to navigate. 

Your plans and relationships might look quite different now that you’ve finished treatment. If you’re ready to head back to work or education after treatment this can be a big step and it’s normal to feel both excited and nervous. It’s important you know that as a young person who’s had cancer, you have rights in law to help you get what you need to keep studying or in order to do your job. This applies if you’re looking for a new job too. 

You might also experience some long-term or late side effects from your treatment, not everyone will but it’s good to know what help there is available. 

With help from over 100 young people who have had cancer and the frontline NHS staff that support them we’ve developed lots of information to support young people after their cancer treatment.  

You can find out more about how to manage late effects, what financial benefits you might be entitled to, what support you can get in education and back at work and much more. Use the links below to find out more and read tips from other young people too.  

If you need immediate support you can find more information on organisations that can help you here.