Every day seven young people aged 13-24 in the UK hear the devastating news that they have cancer. In fact, more young people die as a result of cancer than any other disease.
Teenage Cancer Trust leads the world in the care of young people aged 13-24 with cancer and is the only UK charity dedicated to giving these young people expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word “cancer”. We bring young people together so they can be treated together, by teenage cancer experts, surrounded by their peers, friends and family, in an environment designed just for them.
So far we have funded and developed 28 specialist cancer units in NHS hospitals across the UK. There are three units in the West Midlands: Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. Teenage Cancer Trust Nurses and Youth Support Coordinators ensure that young people and their families receive the personalised, specialist care and emotional support they need.
We treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
We educate young people about cancer and healthy living, delivering thousands of free education talks in schools, colleges and universities across the country.
Teenage Cancer Trust wants to make sure every young person with cancer has access to the best possible care and professional support from the point of diagnosis, no matter where they live. However, at the moment, in the West Midlands, for every young person we help, there is another we can’t.
Visit the Teenage Cancer Trust website for more information and how you can get involved www.teenagecancertrust.org
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