Canteen provides a range of specialist support services for young people with cancer. In addition, all young people impacted by cancer can attend our highly regarded events and programs, speak to a counsellor or use our online cancer support service Canteen Connect.
Youth Cancer Services
Specialist treatment and support for cancer patients aged 15-25 is provided by the Youth Cancer Services (YCS) based in major hospitals throughout Australia. About 75% of newly diagnosed young cancer patients are now being treated and supported through the Youth Cancer Services.
Being diagnosed with cancer can often mean being stuck in hospital or at home. It can also mean missing weeks – and sometimes months – of school. Canteen robots provide support for cancer patients by helping you stay connected to school, friends and family.
Education and Career Support
Get expert advice on keeping up with study or work as well as improving your job readiness skills.
Connect with other young cancer patients and develop coping skills to manage the impact of cancer on your life.
Questions to ask
Young cancer patients have put together a list of questions you might want to ask your treatment team.