Every year, cancer impacts the lives of 23,000 young people. To help you better understand this disease, here is some general information about the different types of cancer and cancer treatments. Whether you’re dealing with your parent’s cancer, a brother or sister’s cancer, or your own diagnosis, we have got your back. Canteen provides a wide range of support services to help you overcome the specific challenges you’re dealing with, including cancer counselling, books, events and more.
Although the overall survival rate for 15-24 year olds diagnosed with cancer has increased, it is not all good news. There are still aspects of the latest youth cancer data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare that Canteen is concerned about. Read about them in this article.