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Personal story: Living with cancer

Personal story: Living with cancer

Sydney

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

A young person who received a cancer diagnosis has developed a booklet to support teenagers who may be facing the same situation.

They were treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma when they were 15 years old which was a lonely and worrying time for them. Inspired by what they felt was a lack of educational materials available for young adults living with cancer, and they have created this resource drawing from their own experience.

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Young person, cancer survivor
A cancer diagnosis can be a lonely and worrying time. This booklet is based on my personal experience and insights of cancer and is designed to support teenagers and young adults who may be going through similar circumstances.

What you can find in the booklet

The young person details their experience with the following:

  • Initial feelings
  • Details on treatment
  • Daily life
  • Sense of body image
  • Diet choices
  • Exercise
  • Relationships
  • Tips for the future.

 

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