Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. It builds specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. The Trust wants every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.
Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience.
Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to ensure a swift diagnosis and referral to specialist support. Cancer in young people is rare but the Teenage Cancer Trust wants young people to know the common signs and symptoms so they can seek medical advice if they are worried.
The Trust relies solely on donations to fund its vital work and you can help transform the lives of young people with cancer. Visit www.teenagecancertrust.org to find out how.
Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity, no. 1062559 (England and Wales) and SCO39757 (Scotland).