Cancer is a disease of the cells. Our bodies are made up of billions of cells – they are basically like building blocks. Normally, cells grow and divide to make more cells only when the body needs them.
Have you recently heard the word "cancer" in a consultation? You might be thinking 'what should I do if I'm diagnosed with cancer?' We're here to help.
Guidance and support is crucial when you're diagnosed with cancer as a young person. Canteen helps by connecting you with the right help.
Specialist treatment and support for young people with cancer aged 15-25 is provided by the Youth Cancer Services based in major hospitals throughout Australia. Plus, we offer clinical trials run by the brightest minds in Australia which discover new, safe and effective treatments for the rarest and deadliest cancers affecting young people.
My cancer can't be cured
Being told that your cancer can’t be cured is about as hard as it can possibly get. But there is help and support.