What about me?
Here at Young Lives vs Cancer, we’ve always said we want to reach every child and young person who needs our support. Now we mean business.
Every year 4,451 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. We currently register 3,068 of those. To save you doing the maths, that’s 69%, which means there are around a third of children and young people every year who aren’t registered with Young Lives vs Cancer. A third of children and young people who might not be receiving the age-specific support they need, sitting on wards and asking ‘what about me?’. Other organisations working with this group across the UK are facing the same problem. And we know that’s not good enough.
We believe that age appropriate care and support should be the right of every child and young person diagnosed with cancer.
We need you
We want to hear from any healthcare professional, cancer charity, NHS Cancer Alliance leads or policy makers who can help us in our fight to get specialist care and support to everyone diagnosed with cancer under 25. It may save their lives, in more ways than one.
Our ‘What about me?’ report
Find out more about the one third of children and young people we’re not reaching.