Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust

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Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words "you have cancer".

Even with family and healthcare professionals around them, young people facing cancer may find themselves isolated, scared and lacking control.

Relationships, exams, careers, life plans – cancer can throw everything into chaos. Even for those who recover, that huge disruption at such a crucial time can have a lasting impact on their future.

Teenage Cancer Trust's world-leading care and support puts young people in the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond.

Without our expert nurses, support teams, and hospital units, young people might find themselves being treated alongside children or older people.

They might never meet another person their age who knows what they're going through. They might not get the clear communication, sense of control and sensitive, individual support every young person needs throughout a potentially life-threatening illness.

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to providing this specialised nursing care and support.

With your support, we can reach every young person facing cancer.