As part of our Education & Awareness Programme, we explain the truth about cancer in young people, so that young people and their families aren’t afraid to talk about it or seek help, and GPs, teachers and parents are better prepared to recognise it.
Expert staff support young people with cancer on our 28 wards (usually called units) in NHS Principal Treatment Centres, in other NHS hospitals all over the UK, and in young people’s homes. We also bring young people with cancer together so they can support each other. Wherever we work, we’re always guided by one thing we’re certain of – young people with cancer are different to young children with cancer and different to adults with cancer, and they need support that always takes that into account.
Our work doesn’t end when cancer treatment ends. As young people and their families adjust to whatever the future holds, we’re there to offer advice and to bring young people together at events where they can talk through the stuff that's on their minds.