Julia is only 14, and she at first struggled to understand her diagnosis. She spends her time recording her journey through treatment online. Julia’s family, friends, and religion helps her keep her spirits up and keeps her positive.
Joey was treated at a children’s hospital at 18, and was the oldest person having treatment. He felt like he was alone in the hospital, as everyone was younger than him. He had to learn to walk again, and finds […]
Hannah’s tumour disconnected the connection from her brain to her legs. She also now finds talking very difficult, but is focussing on trying to walk again. Hannah is hoping that if she can walk again soon, she will be able […]
Donovan discusses his diagnosis process, and also the impacts on his mental health during the process. He discusses how his anxiety around his health is always on his mind, such as when attending routine scans. Donovan is now seemingly positively […]
David recalls how he was shocked following his diagnosis, as he didn’t see himself as part of the “at-risk” category. He couldn’t do much alone, and felt like he had to be constantly watched as though he was a child. […]
Daniel was diagnosed at 16, and recalls doctors telling him his tumour could have been growing for around 5 years. Daniel takes a positive outlook on his treatment, and his nurses say he should have his own talk show. He […]
Cookie has had cancer 4 times, and is now fully cancer free. She was first diagnosed at 2 years old. During her treatment for her cancer at 9, she was stuck in her room for 66 days after a bone […]
Brittany was diagnosed at a time when her friends were experiencing a typical teenage life. Seeing her friends and family in pain made her want to get through her treatment even more. She believes her cancer has made her stronger.
Alyssa’s parents originally thought that her condition was classic teenage laziness. After she was diagnosed, Alyssa hated her treatment. She was very hormonal and experienced mood swings during her treatment, but decided to remain positive.
Carey remembers the worst part of diagnosis being the waiting stage. She was the youngest person in the room when receiving treatment. The area she lived in didn’t have any organised groups for young cancer survivors, so she created her […]
In this film the very brave Grace shares with us her cancer story. She talks about life before cancer, cancer treatment, friends, family and the importance of The Teenage Cancer Trust and the services they provide.
It’s time to see what happened on day two of The Way Forward weekend. Things kick off with the climbing wall where the “brain tumour massive” are donning their safety gear to try and get to the top. The gang […]