Share your story

Sharing stories about the impact of cancer is a really effective way to raise public awareness of cancers that affect teenagers and young adults. Stories can support our media work, raising the profile of the charity. It can inspire more supporters to get involved with our work, which can help to fund research better, kinder treatments.

We've also heard from many people who also find it a great source of support to read about others who have gone through similar experiences.

We would love to hear, and share, your story.

About you

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Are you sharing your own story, or are you a parent/family member sharing a story of a teenager or young person? *

If you're sharing the story of a teenager or young adult, we would suggest asking them if they're happy for you to share it. Sharing another person's personal data without permission could breach data protection laws.

We ask for your email address in case we need to get in touch with you to ask you any more information about your story. We won't send you any other emails unless you tick the box at the bottom of this form to give us permission.

If you're a parent/carer/guardian sharing a story

Your story

Please tell us in as much details as you can about your story. This could include, but is not limited to:
  • The type of cancer you were diagnosed with
  • How old you were when you were diagnosed
  • What kinds of treatments you had
  • How the diagnosis and treatments affected you and impacted on your life

Your story could be used to support our media work, posted on our social media (including paid advertising), on our website, or by email to our supporters.

It's possible that we won't be able to use your story, for various reasons. If we plan on using your story, it's likely we will get in touch with you to let you know.

Photos and images

Adding a photo to your story can help give it much more impact, though we appreciate it can be difficult to share personal pictures of yourself during cancer treatment.

If you have an image you'd be happy to share to support your story, please send it to

Please include some details within your email that will make it easier for us to match your image to your story, e.g. a name, or initials.

Your consent

Do you give permission for TYAC to share your story? *

If at any time you decide that you would no longer like us to use your story, you can get in touch at and let us know.

Contact preferences

Would you like us to add you to our mailing list and send you updates about opportunities to get involved with fundraising, volunteering and our campaigns?

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By phone *

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Your details are safe with us. For more information about how Teenagers and Young Adults With Cancer (TYAC) uses your information, please read our privacy policy.

You can update your preferences at any time by calling us on 0333 050 7654, emailing or by visiting the keeping in touch page.