“Cancer treatment in adult services can be really difficult for teenagers and young people for a whole range of reasons.  For example, they can find following complex treatment plans, that often involve appointments at multiple hospitals extremely challenging.

“And having cancer at a young age is particularly difficult emotionally.  My new role means that I have more time to sit with them and listen to their worries and concerns, provide advice, and introduce them to other services that can help.

“It can feel quite isolating to have cancer as a young person on an adult ward, so in the future I’d love to start up local groups for young people so that they can meet others facing similar challenges.”