Teen Stories

Meet Jeremy, 17, Hodgkins Lymphoma

On February 27th when I was 17 years old and in the middle of my mock A Level exams I was told those three words than no one wants to hear, that no one imagines they’re...

Meet Derry, 20, Brain Tumour

I was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 20. At that time, I was 6 months into a Building and Plumbing Apprenticeship, I was ready to start my driving lessons and...

Meet Marcus, 15, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

I was just 15 years old when I was diagnosed with cancer. Before my diagnosis I loved playing football and I was about to start my GCSE’s at school. I started to feel...

Meet Jess, 19, Brain Tumour

Back in 2013 in my first year at university I had just come back from my holiday and had been sent for an MRI scan because my GP thought I had epilepsy. The MRI scan soon revealed...

Meet Jess, 20, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Turning negative circumstances into positive memories sums up Teens Unite.   Once being diagnosed with cancer, I had no idea what was on the other side: a charity...

Meet Kai, 19, Brain Tumour

Hello, I'm Kai, a 19 year old biomedical science student from South London. Roughly eight years ago, I started to get really painful headaches which would never go away and...

Meet Azreen, 19, Ewings Sarcoma

My symptoms started during the start of Year 13. The entire academic year was spent in excruciating pain. I had a pain in my tailbone that progressively got worse from not being...

Meet Zoe, 17, Hodgkins Lymphoma

I'm Zoe, aged 17. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma earlier this year. I've now finished my treatment and waiting to have a scan. The side effects of...

Meet Harry, 20, Testicular Cancer

I was diagnosed with testicular cancer when I was 20 years old. I immediately thought my life had been given an expiry date, but thanks to surgery, chemotherapy and then further...

Meet Chloe, 14, Hodgkins Lymphoma

My name is Chloe and I am now 18 years old. In August 2013, at the age of 14, I was diagnosed with stage 3a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Before my cancer diagnosis I was like many...

Meet Katie, 21, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, just after turning eighteen. At that time I was in my final year of school, doing my A levels and finalising my university choices...

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