Cobalt

Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer Nurse

Young cancer patients have unique biological, physiological and social needs during treatment. Traditionally they have been treated as adults or children. With your support we can continue to fund a Cancer Nurse who can provide the support needed for this vulnerable group of young people.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1090790)

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Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£25,000

Donations

132

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Situation

Teenagers and young adults facing a cancer diagnosis have unique biological, physiological and social needs during treatment. Traditionally little care has been put into place that delivers according to their specific needs at a vulnerable stage in their life. Patients are often either treated alongside children of a younger age, or with adults. Specialised care is required not just in terms of their illness but also in terms of their educational, financial and relationship needs.

Solution

To be given a life threatening diagnosis at this stage of life can turn a young persons’ world upside down, disrupting future plans and alienating them from friends. Access to a specialist nurse is vital, addressing issues pertinent to their stage of life, as well as their cancer treatment. Through donations we are able to fund a specialist nurse who is able to see 35 newly diagnosed young adults each year, and also contribute to research in early diagnosis and improvements in survival rate.

  • ‚ÄòIt takes a certain type of individual to take up the role of a TYA nurse and I would only hope that they are here to stay! I wish that every teenage and young adult across the country would get the opportunity to seek help from these wonderful people when dealing with their cancer.'

    — James, teenager with testicular cancer patient

  • ‚ÄòMegan‚Äôs regular visits during my time as an inpatient have been very uplifting and supportive. From the very beginning she has been a constant presence on my journey with me. '

    — Alice ‚Äì young adult with Acute myeloid leukaemia

  • My role ensures these patients are supported throughout their cancer journey and beyond, helping them to move forward with their life, as they would have without the intrusion of cancer.

    — Meghan Willsher

  • My role ensures these patients are supported throughout their cancer journey and beyond, helping them to move forward with their life, as they would have without the intrusion of cancer.

    — Meghan Willsher

  • ‘It takes a certain type of individual to take up the role of a TYA nurse and I would only hope that they are here to stay! I wish that every teenage and young adult across the country would get the opportunity to seek help from these wonderful people when dealing with their cancer.'

    — James, teenager with testicular cancer patient

  • ‘Megan’s regular visits during my time as an inpatient have been very uplifting and supportive. From the very beginning she has been a constant presence on my journey with me. '

    — Alice – young adult with Acute myeloid leukaemia