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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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