Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ We’re the only charity dedicated to making this happen.
We create world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone. We know that having cancer at a young age comes with its own particular set of challenges. Our services put the needs of young people first and allow them to face those challenges together. Every year our dedicated education team visit 100s of schools and colleges to raise awareness of cancer and empower young people to take responsibility for their own health.
When a young person is diagnosed with cancer, their family needs support too. Teenage Cancer Trust’s Family Support gives parents, siblings and wider family and friends the chance to meet others who understand their situation at every stage of the cancer journey and beyond.
Teenage Cancer Trust needs your support as it helps us to transform the lives of young people through our units in hospitals, expert nurses and youth support workers and other help for teenagers and young adults facing cancer. For further information about how we can support and our service please contact us or visit our website via the link below. Find out what’s happening in your area and how you can join Team Teenage Cancer Trust.