A better experience for young people with cancer
Lorraine Wright Teenage Cancer Trust youth support coordinator (team leader), Christie NHS Foundation Trust Palatine Treatment Centre
David Wright Teenage Cancer Trust lead nurse, Christie NHS Foundation Trust
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
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 for young people.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 18, 4, 16-18. doi: 10.7748/cnp.18.4.16.s16