Coming all the way from San Diego, John Spinetta shares his wise words of wisdom on the losses and gains faced during a young person’s cancer journey. Drawing on his own experiences of working with young people, John bases his talk on the theme of teenagers still being teenagers, despite their illness. Covering issues such as friendship, sexual identity, independence and responsibility, John provides a humorous yet telling insight into some important issues faced by teenagers with cancer.
Gavin tells us about his diagnosis of leukemia, and some of the procedures he had to go through. There are also thoughts from his mother. And advice on coping. Highly informative.
Here we are introduced to 25 year old Katie who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia three and a half years ago. Before diagnosis Katie was just your typical student – working hard, partying hard until March 2006 when Katie […]
Toni received treatment on an adult chemotherapy ward where she felt she was always seen as a talking point to other patients with her being so young compared to other people. Toni talks openly about how her cancer and treatment […]
It’s the last day of Teenage Cancer Trust’s The Way Forward – Brain tumour style weekend and it’s time to get back to business and discuss all their experiences throughout their brain tumour journey. After all that talking it’s time […]