teenage cancer trust

World Cancer Day – My Job Hub Supports Teenage Cancer Trust

With today being World Cancer Day, we’ve chosen to announce our charity pledge for the year to Teenage Cancer Trust.TCT_In_aid_of_logo

Here are some facts about teenage cancer:

  • Around seven young people aged between 15 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.
  • 24% of teenage cancer patients have to visit their GP at least four times before their symptoms were taken seriously or they were referred to a specialist. That’s one in four.
  • This information is not meant to worry or scare you – cancer in young people is rare. Only 0.6% of all cancers occurring in people are in 15-24 year olds, but you need to know the facts.
  • An average of 2,234 teenagers and young adults per year in the UK were diagnosed with cancer in 2009-2011.
  • An average of 311 teenagers and young adults per year in the UK died from cancer in 2009-2011.
  • More than 80% (81.4% in males, 84.4% in females) of teenagers and young adults in the UK survived their cancer for five years or more in 2001-2005.
  • Lymphomas, carcinomas and germ cell tumours collectively account for more than half of all cancers diagnosed in 15-24 year-olds.
  • The incidence rate of all cancers in 15-24 in the UK has increased by around a fifth since the mid-1990s.
  • Survival for teenage cancer is improving.
  • Around 310 teens die from cancer each year in the UK.