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Cancer in Teens

Around 150 per million children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 15.

Most are diagnosed in late stages because of lack of awareness, which leads to longer treatment, more disabilities and a lower survival rate.

This can drastically improve with more knowledge shared about the disease – and this is one of our missions at CHOC!

CHOC | Cancer in Teens

CHOC and STA Teens Cancer Project

CHOC has partnered with STA Travel on a teens project. The purpose of this project is to create cancer awareness with a long term focus on teens aged 13 to 18 years, and to raise funds to ensure that CHOC continuously provides comprehensive support to teenagers with cancer and their families, as well as teen survivors.

Young People’s Stories

Life is not always easy. Sometimes it feels unfair.

You might be asking yourself “why is this happening to me?”.

Sometimes in life, things happen for no obvious reason.

We all have good times and difficult times, but the difficult times always pass.

They make you a stronger person who is ready to take on life’s next challenge.

You are stronger than you think.
You can overcome more challenges than you think.

Here are some stories from teens and young adults who have overcome cancer:
Sarah Strydom – 18 years
Thando Ntuli – 18 years
Thando Nthuli – 18 years
Sarah Whitaker – 24 years
Sarah Whitaker – 24 years
David Thrupp – 13 years