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Teen Cancer Survivors Talk About Life After Treatment | Tell A Stranger

We invited two strangers to tell their cancer survival story. As teenagers, what were some of the biggest challenges they faced while fighting cancer?

 

Teens and cancer: About cancer

Watch as health-care professionals discuss the different types of cancer in children and teenagers, how they differ from adult cancers and why cancer is treated differently in children and adults.

Cancer and fatigue as a teenager – Ellis' story

Ellis was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at 16 years old. Fatigue made it difficult to do full days at school. He also had to give up basketball, his favourite sport. Ellis' treatment affected his immune system. This meant he had to limit his activities to reduce his risk of infection.