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Providing a better experience for young people with cancer

Youth support coordinators provide vital help to young people with cancer, from diagnosis until up to two years post-treatment 
Dave Wright

Youth support coordinators provide vital help to people with cancer in the 13-25 age group, from diagnosis until up to two years post-treatment

  • Coordinators get to know young patients and understand their issues
  • Aim is to give them positive memories from a difficult period in their lives
  • They bridge the gap between hospital, home and community services

Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death of young people in the UK, and seven teenagers and young adults are diagnosed with the disease each day.

The need for specialist practitioners and services to work with patients aged 13-25 has become increasingly recognised, and charities, working alongside the NHS, have been integral in developing specialist care

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