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.

Cynthia Ghosn

NHL survivor Cynthia Ghosn discuss the power of positive thinking, staying optimistic, and how goal setting can help you through treatment. Cynthia also shares how family and friends played a key role in her recovery and how her cancer experience has shaped her current career.
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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.

Adjusting your social life - Siham's Story

Adjusting Your Social Life Factsheet
In this document, Siham shares her advice on how to adapt your social life and some projects following a cancer diagnosis.

Adjusting to physical changes - Christian's Story

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In this document, Christian shares his advice on how to adapt to some of the physical changes that can occur following a cancer diagnosis.

Managing Anxiety - Romy's Story

Managing anxiety - Factsheet Icon
In this document, Romy shares her advice on how to manage anxiety following a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer and social media - Juan Manuel’s story

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In this document, Juan-Manuel shares his advice on how to find support when you're isolated through online tools and communities.

Life after cancer - Karine's story

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In this document, Karine shares her advice on how to share your feelings with those around you throughout your cancer experience.

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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