Friendship and Cancer Campaign
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Teenage Cancer Trust’s Friendship and Cancer campaign aims to help young people with cancer maintain friendships.
A survey by the charity found three in four young people said their friendships were affected by cancer.
More than half said their friends did not contact them as much anymore.
More than a third found some of their friends stopped contacting them completely.
Nearly half of young people said they felt their friends felt awkward about their cancer and did not know how to react.
How does Teenage Cancer Trust support young people with cancer?
PIF TICK member Teenage Cancer Trust supports young people with cancer through specialist hospital units.
They are treated as a young person first and a cancer patient second.
An online community allows young people to share their experiences.
The charity also offers resources for young people whose friends have been told they have cancer.
These include top tips on how to support a friend through cancer.
PIF TICK criteria updates place greater emphasis on inclusion.
British Nutrition Foundation, Cuttsy+Cuttsy, Monkey Wellbeing, MS Society, PKD Charity and Steps Charity Worldwide gained their PIF TICK in May.
BabyCentre, British Heart Foundation, Clinova, Crohn’s and Colitis UK and The Patients Association gained their PIF TICK in April 2022.