There’s no denying it - being diagnosed with cancer is a curveball of the highest order. In those early days of a diagnosis, it’s sometimes difficult to remember your own name, let alone all of the information you’re expected to retain about your diagnosis. Knowing how to process your experiences and navigate treatment is often overwhelming. But luckily, there’s an army of people who’ve been where you are now before. And we’ve enlisted them to share their wisdom with you.
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed, are post treatment or are living with Stage 4 cancer, our What I Wish I’d Known chats will empower you to deal with your diagnosis in a way that works for you and equip you with tools that might make being diagnosed with cancer a little easier.
In this series of monthly interactive chats, we'll be hearing from the best experts out there - our community. Each month we'll be joined by a different young adult from the Trekstock Community who has been living with the effects of cancer for a while. You'll have a chance to chat with others who 'get it' whilst being able to ask your young adult host about some of the things that helped them during and beyond treatment.
Want to know what to ask your oncology team? Or eager to know what to expect from a specific type of chemo? Coming to the end of treatment and don’t know what’s next? Whatever’s on your mind, you’ll find a safe place to chat through your concerns and iron out your thoughts.
We know that being diagnosed with cancer in your 20s or 30s is hard enough, let alone being diagnosed during a global pandemic. That's why we wanted to create a safe space to make you feel less alone.
Find out more:
Are you finding it hard to work out how to navigate life now you've been diagnosed with cancer? Log onto Zoom with our Champion Ben, for our very first 'What I Wish I'd Known' event on Wed 25th Nov at 5.45pm.
You tell us that navigating life post treatment can often be harder than treatment itself. That's why for our next 'What I Wish I'd Known' we'll be talking about ways to find that elusive 'new normal.' Join us on Thurs 14th Jan at 6.30pm.