Teens and young adults

If you are a young person who is living with cancer, there is information and support especially for you.

  • Understanding cancer

    Cancer happens when something goes wrong with our cells and they grow in an uncontrolled way.

  • Finding out you have cancer

    It can be hard to know what to tell people about the cancer, and it’s normal to have lots of different feelings.

  • Cancer types

    Find information about the cancer types that are most likely to affect teens and young adults.

  • Tests and scans

    Find out about some of the tests and scans that are used to diagnose cancer and to see how you're doing during and after treatment.

  • Cancer treatment

    Find out about the possible treatments for cancer. We have info about when each treatment might be used, how it's given and possible side effects.

  • Relationships, sex and fertility

    During or after treatment, you may worry about whether the cancer and its treatment will affect your relationships, sex life or fertility (ability to have children).

  • After cancer treatment

    This section is about some of the physical, emotional and practical issues that might affect you after you've finished your cancer treatment.

Young people affected by cancer

Watch our videos about other young people’s experiences of diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer. Hear from Matt, Shelbee, Olivia and Lillie in our playlist.

About our cancer information videos

Young people affected by cancer

Watch our videos about other young people’s experiences of diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer. Hear from Matt, Shelbee, Olivia and Lillie in our playlist.

About our cancer information videos