Every year, another 23,000 young people are affected by cancer, whether it’s a close family member’s diagnosis or their own. That’s 63 young people every day.
And that's why CanTeen supports 12-25 year-olds affected by cancer.
We provide practical and emotional support tailored to the needs of young people. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and, if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.
Why do they need your help? Over the past 20 years, greater gains in cancer survival were observed in children and older adults than for adolescents and young adults. Siblings and parents are also involved in this cancer journey, experiencing everything from guilt to helplessness, anxiety and depression.
CanTeen wants to be in every young person's corner when cancer comes crashing in.
And we hope you help us reach them so that together we can build coping and resilience skills that will last a lifetime.
“I’m thrilled that CanTeen is still here for young people today and in the future. It’s such a valuable thing. CanTeen has made me who I am today.” Claire Williams, one of CanTeen's founding members in 1985.