Teenage Cancer Trust makes sure the seven young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed with cancer every day, don’t face it alone. We work in partnership with the NHS, providing expert staff and specialist units in Principal Treatment Centres for cancer, and bring young people together so they can support each other.
We also give presentations in schools so young people understand more about cancer and go to the doctors earlier.
Almost half of young people with cancer are not treated in our units. Instead they are treated in hospitals where there isn’t the same level of expertise we provide, and might never meet another young person with cancer. This is a scary and lonely experience. This must change. So we’re building a wider Nursing & Support Service within the NHS to help all young people, wherever they receive treatment. To make this happen, we need to raise more than £20 million every year by 2020.
We rely on donations to fund our vital work. Find out more, get involved or make a donation at www.teenagecancertrust.org. Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).