Thanks for dropping into our new teen info page. On here you'll find:
- Personal stories from others who have been through a similar situation to you
- Information booklets on osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma specifically for teenagers
- How you can help build awareness of primary bone cancer
- How you can get involved
- How you can get support from BCRT
This is just the start of the info we'll be providing to you – we'll be adding more info, stories and films very soon.
Jamie is an 18 year old amateur boxer, who passed all his exams to join the army. Jamie is also a current Ewing's sarcoma patient – hear his tips on how to stay positive, active and strong during chemo.
Kelly is a successful young woman, who's been to University, works in Human Resources, runs marathons and lives life to the full. Kelly is also a former osteosarcoma patient and amputee. Read Kelly's story here.
Marc is a British gold medallist swimmer and a world record holder. He's a successful business man, author, motivational speaker and part of the 2012 Paralympic coaching team. Marc is also a former osteosarcoma patient and amputee. Read Marc's story here.
Naomi is a fun loving, 21 year old nurse, who enjoys going out with her friends, eating chocolate and shopping at H&M! Naomi also happens to be a former bone cancer patient. Read Naomi's story and her helpful tips for eating during chemo here.
Information booklets – osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma
We're delighted to tell you our teenage information booklets for osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma are ready to order. The information has been written and designed with you in mind and has been reviewed by the Teenage Advisory Panel which includes patients, parents, and siblings; Clinical Nurse Specialists, Oncologists and Surgeons.
To order, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be Symptom Aware
The more people who are aware of primary bone cancer symptoms, the more likely they'll be to do something about it!
We want people to be empowered with information on primary bone cancer, in the hope that late diagnosis becomes a thing of the past. This is where we need your help! Please download and print out our Be Symptom Aware poster and put it up in as many places as you can think of – schools, work, and libraries are just a few options. For more information go to our Symptoms Aware page.
Spread the word – wear a BCRT wristband!
This season's hottest fashion accessory has arrived! Not only will you look cool, but you'll also be building awareness of primary bone cancer. Click here to buy your wristband now.
Bake It for Bone Cancer
Take part in our exciting Bake It for BCRT! Order a fundraising pack which will include a bespoke biscuit cutter in the shape of BCRT's logo! Be as creative as you like with your event. Hold a BCRT Ball and serve BCRT gingerbread men with the coffee, delight your classmates or work colleagues by selling them at school or work, dress up as a gingerbread man and sell the biscuits at a Halloween or bonfire event. Whatever you plan to do, let us know about it and we'll support you all the way!
To order your pack, please click here.
It's normal to feel like you could do with an extra bit of support before, during or after your treatment. BCRT can offer emotional support from people who are going through or have been through a similar situation to you.
To find out more, please click here.