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The cancer guide for young people

Booklet
Published: 28 Feb 2018
Next review: 28 Feb 2021
Edition: 8
Cancer guide for young people cover image

A guide answering questions and offering tips to young people living with cancer. It includes insights from young people who have lived with cancer.

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Published: 28 Feb 2018
Next review: 28 Feb 2021
Edition: 8

A guide answering questions and offering tips to young people living with cancer. It includes insights from young people who have lived with cancer.

About this booklet

Welcome to our information for young people living with cancer. We have written it for people aged 13 to 24.

This booklet explains what cancer is and how it can be treated. It also gives practical tips about coping with treatment, relationships and sorting out practical things like school, university, work and money.

We hope it helps you deal with some of the questions or feelings you may have. We cannot give advice about the best treatment for you. You should talk to your doctor, who knows your medical history.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.