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Education in young cancer survivors

Finding your first job is tougher than ever. But for the seven young people diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK, the barriers are even higher.

Five-year survival rates for 13 to 24-year-olds are over 80%. Young patients often make a full recovery after treatment and have a normal life expectancy. But studies suggest that many miss out on a crucial period in their education or training – which can lead to a constant battle to compete in the jobs market. cont