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Shine Cancer Support was set up to provide support to anyone living with a diagnosis of cancer in their 20s, 30s and 40s.  They know that it can be isolating to always be the youngest person in the waiting room and it can also be tough to find information on the topics that matter to younger adults living with cancer such as fertility or returning to work. 

Run by young adults with cancer, Shine is a large community and provide both online and in-person support including local social networks, a Facebook group and national events and workshops. Online, Shine share videos, personal experiences, blogs and a podcast and are active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Take a look at their website or social media channels to find out more or email them at

Macmillian Cancer Support


Macmillian Cancer Support is one of the best known charities supporting those with cancer, and their families. They offer a dedicated area to their website for Teens and Young Adults that looks at the most common questions that they have regarding a cancer diagnosis.

Teenagers And Young Adults With Cancer

TYAC is the UK’s professional association there for those involved in supporting teens and young adults with cancer in their treatment and care. They provide a great selection of information around best practices, new developments etc.

TYAC’s aim is to improve the quality of life and likelihood of survival for young people with cancer.

Young Adult Cancer Support


Trekstock, are a UK based charity dedicated to getting young adults in their 20s and 30s moving again after a cancer diagnosis puts their lives on hold. 34 young adults in their 20s and 30s are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. So, we deliver practical and social support programmes tailored to their needs, to give them a better chance of living well through and beyond cancer.

Teenage Cancer Trust


The Teenage Cancer Trust is dedicated to providing expert treatment and support to young people who have been diagnosed with cancer.


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