Teenage Cancer Trust
“Teenage Cancer Trust understands I’m a person, not a patient”
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. The charity funds and builds specialist units within NHS hospitals where young people are treated together by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.
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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.
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 we want young people to know the common signs and symptoms so they can seek medical advice if they are worried.
As a charity which receives no government or statutory funding, Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund all of its vital work with young people with cancer. To find out more about our groundbreaking work, please visit our website: www.teenagecancertrust.org
We’d love you to consider running the Bath Half with us. Not only will we be here to support you from the minute you sign up, right through to race day and beyond, but your efforts will make a very real difference to the lives of young people with cancer.
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