Cancer treatment

Cancer is treated in a lot of different ways – and getting your head around the options can feel overwhelming. So this section is here to guide you through what’s available and what to expect.

 

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What causescancer?

Find out what causes cancer, how it forms in the body and why it can affect young people too.

 

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Myths about cancer

There are lots of myths about cancer, and the causes of cancer. If you’re young and you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, it’s important to remember that it’s not your fault.

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Emotional support

Cancer is tough to face. So it’s ok to not feel ok. Find out more about how you might be feeling, who you can talk to and where you can get more support.

 

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Your body duringcancer treatment

If you have cancer, there can be times when your body hardly seems like your body at all. But whatever happens, it’s important to remember that you’re still you.

 

 

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What happens ifyour cancertreatment stopsworking

Finding out your treatment won’t work, and that the hospital team won’t be able to get you better, can be a shock. There’s no right or wrong way to react.

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Cancer glossary

It’s not easy to get your head around all of the words used to talk about cancer, so here’s our guide to some of the most common ones.

 

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Useful contacts

There are lots of great organisations out there that can answer your questions, offer advice and put you in touch with useful people.

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Types of cancer

Find out more about the different types of cancer that are more common in young people, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Find out more ›

Support forfriends and family

Finding out someone you love has cancer can leave you feeling scared, upset, powerless, angry – even guilty. We have information to help support you and help you deal with whatever you’re going through. Find out more ›