Cancer Information - Introduction

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In 1948, the World Health Organisation radically brought out a new definition of health;

'Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.'

How common each cancer is varies depending on age and gender. 
We use the term ‘young adults’ to encompass those aged 18-39 years. As the cancers affecting this group differ from the most common cancers in both children and older adults, we feel it is important to provide specific information on these.

Nearly half of all patients feel they’d like more information than they are given about their cancer, so we will be providing accessible and relevant information on the types of cancers affecting young people, as well as the potential treatment pathways.

The young adults that we work with have told us about the health issues that they want more information on that is relevant to experiencing any type of cancer.

These include:

  • Early and late effects of cancer treatments

  • Fertility preservation

  • Psychological wellbeing

  • Transitioning between health services

As each section of the site expands over the coming months new information will be added, evaluated and updated. If you have any questions or would like to know more about how these articles were written or where the information comes from, then please contact us here at Trekstock.

There are so many different parts of your life that contribute to your health and we hope that this section will give you information and ways to help overcome challenges that cancer brings and enables you to thrive.


Dr Felicity Williamson

MSc Public Health