About Teenage Cancer Trust

Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”.

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to providing the specialised nursing care and support they need to get through it.

Cancer doesn’t just devastate a young person’s health. It threatens to take away everything they care about – their identity, their independence, and their dreams.

Teenage Cancer Trust funds specialist nurses, youth support teams and hospital units within the NHS to provide the very best care and support during treatment and beyond, making sure cancer doesn’t stop young people living their lives.

Teenage Cancer Trust units don’t feel like hospital. They’re specially designed spaces where young people facing cancer can feel at home, meet others their age, welcome family, and friends, and get the very best care from dedicated nurses and youth support teams. More information on the Teenage Cancer Trust website.

Outreach Nursing Team: Not all young people with cancer are treated on one of Teenage Cancer Trust's 28 specialist units. Some choose to have their treatment closer to home, while others may live too far away and be unable to afford travel costs, or to leave their work, studies, children, family, or support network behind. More information on the Teenage Cancer Trust website

Youth Support Co-ordinators: Cancer doesn’t just affect young people physically – it can have a huge impact on every other part of their lives too. Teenage Cancer Trust's Youth Support Coordinators are there to help them deal with that impact and connect with others their age so they don’t feel alone. More information on the Teenage Cancer Trust website

Events for young people: Teenage Cancer Trust runs the only national events for young people with cancer. These bring young people with cancer together to share experiences, develop life skills, build connections – and most importantly have some fun.  More information on the Teenage Cancer Trust website