Getting a cancer diagnosis when your whole life is still ahead of you can be scary, upsetting and overwhelming. 

It is important you know that: 

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There is hope

After treatment and recovery, most teens go back to living a normal and active life.

Research is advancing

Doctors know more about how to treat blood cancers in teens than ever before and they continue to look for new ways to make treatments work even better.
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It’s nothing you did

You did not catch the disease from someone or develop it because of something you did.

You are not alone.

Know that the blood cancer community is here to support you every step of the way.

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Conversations with Survivors

Cole Myer

Cole Myers

When Cole was 16 he went from competing in triathlons to being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. The two discuss diagnosis, relapse, and the silver-lining that come from their experiences.

How to prepare yourself

As you undergo treatment, you will face challenges that are specific to your age group.
By staying informed about your diagnosis and what’s to come, you will feel prepared and less scared of what’s ahead.

Teens with a blood cancer

This factsheet is for teens and covers important info they need for dealing with blood cancer from emotions, side effect, schooling etc.
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All resources

Access all fact sheets, guides, podcast, videos and other resources to learn everything from the disease symptoms, statistics and treatment options.

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Health Manager App

Manage your health by tracking your side effects, medication, food and hydration, questions for your doctor, grocery lists and more.