Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust

Simon Fuller, Director of Services for Teenage Cancer Trust says: “Cancer is the most common cause of non-accidental death in young people and at least 1 in 3 people are predicted to have a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be educated about cancer. Our own education programme has been running for almost 20 years and as a result young people are better equipped to support friends and family members with cancer and gain the confidence to go to their GP with their own health concerns. As a result, some have even gone on to be diagnosed with cancer. We want every young person to be taught about cancer at school, yet many schools don’t cover topics like cancer awareness as it is not part of the mainstream curriculum.”