Teenage Cancer Trust believes young people’s lives shouldn’t stop because they have cancer, so we treat them as young people first, cancer patients second.
We exist to improve the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. We want to make sure every one of them has access to the best possible care and professional support from the point of diagnosis.
- We fund and develop specialist units within NHS hospitals that bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in an environment tailored to meet their needs.
- By educating young people about cancer and working with health professionals to improve their knowledge, we work to significantly improve their diagnosis experience.
- And through our own research and by working with our partners in the NHS, Department of Health and organisations both nationally and internationally, we strive to improve survival rates.
We lead the world in the care of young people with cancer. Together with these young people, their families and the passion of our supporters, we’re challenging the NHS and transforming lives.