Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to providing the specialised nursing care and support they need.
Each year our specially trained nurses and youth workers support hundreds of teenagers and young adults in our 28 units in hospitals nationwide, as well as helping many more in local hospitals and at home.
And our post-treatment events bring young people with cancer together so they can meet others who know what they’re going through and support one another.
We developed the IAM Portal in partnership with Macmillan and the NHS Teenage and Young Adult Service in the South West to improve support for young people with cancer. Since then we have worked with NHS Teenage and Young Adult Services across the UK to make it even better.
In case you wondered, IAM stands for ‘Integrated Assessment Mapping’. The IAM Portal lets young people and health professionals work together to identify the emotional and clinical support they need as they go through cancer treatment.