If you're under 25 and have just been diagnosed with cancer, or you're in treatment already, we're here to help.
There’s a good chance you have lots of questions. You may be struggling with fears about what will happen, concerns about how to tell people, or wondering if you're going to be able to manage study or work. You might be worried about what the hospital will be like or how your family is coping. Added to this, you’re probably feeling a whole range of emotions, some of which can be pretty overwhelming.
The information you’ll find here is designed to answer these questions and help you to navigate the cancer journey. It will complement the skills, experience and support you already have. Finding your way through the cancer journey can be challenging, but getting information is a great way to help yourself and your family.
We’ve put together information that other people your age who’ve been in this situation tell us is important:
We’ve also put together links to other resources and organisations that can help. Redkite is a support organisation, with knowledge and expertise built on 30 years of working with young people with cancer and their families.
The information here isn’t meant to be medical advice. We’re not doctors or medical experts, but we can help with other important stuff.
We know the more people you have on your side, the better. You might already have a fantastic group of friends, family, neighbours, teachers or colleagues who’ll support you. The great news is, now there are many more people you can add to your network, and Redkite can also offer you a range of support services throughout your cancer journey.
Talking to people who know about the cancer journey and what to expect can really help you feel more in control, lessen your concerns and make you feel more confident in making decisions.
Redkite has been there for thousands of young people with cancer and their families, and we’re here for you now.
1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated September 2015.