Honest Answers, Sound Advice: A Young Person’s Guide to Cancer

This guide from the Teenage Cancer Trust describes the experiences of young people who have or have had cancer.

Targeted at young people going through the same experience, it covers a broad range of topics and offers advice on who to contact for further information. Contemporary, age-appropriate issues are discussed, such as information available on the internet and relationships.

It would be helpful if the guide noted that the nurse may be the patient’s first point of contact, and listed the ward nurse and clinic nurse along with the clinical nurse specialist in the ‘Meet Your Team’ section.

This guide would be useful for students on placement and newly qualified nurses working with teenagers who have cancer and their families. Copies should be available on cancer units and in university libraries.

Go to to request or download a copy.

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