Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in teenagers and young adults in the UK. Young people are already going through a crucial time of change – physically, socially and emotionally, so going through cancer can have a dramatic impact on the rest of their lives. Young people with cancer can find themselves shunted into services designed for children or older adults that can not meet their age group’s unique needs and they don’t have a say on matters which affect them or enough influence on their treatment and care. Teenage Cancer trust have fought for specialist, age-appropriate care and support for young people with cancer and we are making progress. Everyone at Teenage Cancer Trust is committed to a vision of a world where cancer doesn’t stop young people from living their lives.
The donation from ‘Dream the Impossible’ is helping them to fund their nursing and support service covering the North West.
- Two Teenage Cancer Trust units within Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
- An expert Teenage and Young Adult staff team, 14 staff in total including Teenage Cancer Trust Nurses, Youth Support Coordinators and a MDT Coordinator who provide support and care to young people with cancer right across the North West.
Take a look at Hamish’s story, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in May 2020 and is being helped by Teenage Cancer Trust at The Christie in Manchester https://youtu.be/jy8IK7qsOms
For more information go here https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/