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CanTeen supports young people aged 12-25 when cancer turns their world upside down. Whether it’s their own diagnosis or a close family member’s, CanTeen helps young people cope with the impact that cancer has on their life and connect them with others their age who are in the same boat.

For young cancer patients, CanTeen additionally provides specialist, youth-specific treatment teams in hospitals across the country. By feeling understood and supported, young people develop resilience and can rebuild the foundations that crumbled beneath them when cancer crashed in to their world and shattered everything. That’s how CanTeen is the difference.

CanTeen works by having young people at the centre of everything they do. Combined with leading edge research into the emotional and social impacts of cancer, it ensures that CanTeen truly understands how cancer is different in a young person’s world.

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Your Sibling's Cancer - Getting Support | CanTeen Australia

Dealing with a sibling's cancer is really tough, but you don't have to go through it on your own. Click to learn how CanTeen can help.

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Dealing With The News of Your Sibling's Cancer | CanTeen

There is no right or wrong way to feel or act when you’ve been told your sibling is dying.

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Cancer CAT Scans & Testing | Cancer Diagnosis & Cancer Tests

A CT Scan (also known as a CAT scan) takes a series of x-rays that build up a three-dimensional, very detailed image of your body. Learn more with CanTeen.

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Support Programs - How We Help | CanTeen Australia

CanTeen's programs give young people living with cancer the opportunity to get away, meet others, share stories and have fun

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Complementary and alternative therapies - Cancer Treatments

There are many complementary or alternative therapies that may be promoted as cancer treatments. Some may be helpful, but some can interfere with your treatment or cause you harm.

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Taking Care of Yourself During Your Parent's Cancer | CanTeen

Your relationships with loved ones, family and friends will change when dealing with a parent's cancer. Learn more and get support with CanTeen.

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Steriod treatment - Cancer Treatments | Youth Cancer Services

Steroid treatment for cancer uses synthetic derivatives of the natural steroid cortisol, not the illegal, anabolic type that bodybuilders use! Common steroids used in cancer treatment are hydrocortisone, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone and prednisone

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Dealing with your brother or sister's cancer - Guides

You’ve found out your brother or sister has cancer

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Information | Cancer

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) is a rare type of cancer of the white blood cells. Learn more about causes, diagnosis and treatments with CanTeen.

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Nausea & vomiting - Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Not everyone feels sick or nauseous with their treatment, but many people do

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