In the UK, children have a place to turn to when they are diagnosed with cancer. That organization is the teenage cancer trust. This UK charity makes sure young people have someone in their corner right from the start. Their nurses and youth workers walk with young people from diagnosis through every step of their treatment, and for up to two years afterward so that they can recover and live life to the full.
The teenage cancer trust funds specialized nurses, youth workers, and hospital units in the NHS, so young people have dedicated staff and facilities to support them throughout treatment. They run events for young people with cancer to help them regain independence and meet other young people going through something similar.
They provide easy-to-understand information about every aspect of living with cancer as a young person.
In 2013 Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Noel Gallagher, and Paul Weller played “Tender” (a Blur song) on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. Many celebrities have become involved with the teenage cancer trust on behalf of children who are diagnosed with cancer. This helps spread the word about all the benefits that Teenage Cancer Trust provides.
For more information visit: teenagecancertrust.org.