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Young people with cancer are being encouraged to share their experiences with their peers using video blogging and social media.
JTV Cancer Support

Young people with cancer are being encouraged to share their experiences with their peers using video blogging and social media

Each year in the UK, about 2,500 young people are diagnosed with cancer. The societal expectations, developmental milestones and pressures associated with late adolescence and young adulthood can mean that young people with a cancer diagnosis struggle to maintain their identity. A desire to share experiences, feelings, and frustrations with other young people who have had cancer, or are going through a similar situation is often commonplace, not least to maintain some level of control.

The JTV project was developed in 2005. The site has since gone from strength to strength and is currently established at all major cancer treatment centres in the UK. Its website encourages users to upload videos of themselves discussing any concerns or frustrations they may have, or any advice

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