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Hello everyone 💫
Hello! my name is Miniko and I'm 18 years old this is my first time on here my councillor told me about canTeen a while ago when I was really struggling with coping. I just wanted to say I hope everyone is doing okay during these times of isolation...
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i loved yelling at my friends STILL ALIVE! whenever I see them after a chemo sesh. It always reminded me just that. I was first diagnosed at 9yrs old diagnosed a third time just last year After I turned 15 so a bit of an emotional roller coaster but...
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Introducing myself!
Hi, my name is Megan, I am 18 and am currently going through treatment for Ewing's Sarcoma (bone cancer) located in my left fibula (calf area). I have jumped on here after Viv (support worker) recommended I 'give it a go'. I am terrible with the whole...
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I'm about to start Chemo
I'm about to start Chemo next week and I don't really know what to expect. Anyone able to give me advice?
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loosing my dad
I lost my dad to head and neck cancer on the 27th of December 2019. I'm a 13 year old girl who previously experienced something that will change my life forever. 2018 my dad was diagnosed and a few weeks before starting chemo and radiation he was in...
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My dad has cancer and I'm struggling
Hi all, I’m new to CanTeen but it was recommended to me via a social worker so I thought i would give it a go and share my story on what’s happened so far... On the 21st of December 2017 my dad was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. It...
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I'm being crushed by expectations
In early December last year my mum was diagnosed with her third brain tumour, this one being a terminal stage 4. Since the prognosis I've been too stressed to even think and I'm unsure of how to keep pushing forward. My step dad passed 2 years ago and...
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Hey all :) my name is Lizzy and I am 16 years old. My mum passed away from cancer in 2019 and it has been so hard as I now have to step up and be an adult. I am the youngest in the family. I have a 24...
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My Dad’s Cancer
hey everyone, recently i’ve been having a hard time coming to terms with my dad’s cancer. at the start of his illness he was weak but still fighting, he was in hospital hours away from me and was there for weeks. i only went and visited him once as...
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Pancreas cancer
My dad has pancreatic cancer. In the past he had complained every now and then of heart burn and stomach pain but nothing anyone took a lot of notice to, seeing as he’s enjoyed a few drinks over his lifetime. Although this stomach pain randomly became a...
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Worse Birthday Present Ever
Hi there. My name is Holly and I'm a twenty-one year old from Central Queensland. My cancer story starts with a simple cough. Now, I had been having this cough for weeks so my parents and I decided it was time to see a doctor about it to see...
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I'm Venting I've been diagnosed and started treatment. What do i do? Because of my treatments 'm unable to work, and I've become scared of simple things like people sneezing or coughing because i don't know what could happen..... I'm normally an outside,...
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the irrefutable end
My Mum died on May 26th, 2018, early in the morning. 20 days after my last entry on here. I remember I had had a late night on the 25th watching some Netflix movie I didn't bother to remember. So about an hour and a half, after I fell...
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My cancer story
Hi everyone, I’m Leilani and here’s my cancer story... I was 20 years old studying at uni, had a job at my dream company and although I was stressed I was feeling great. You know, the about to graduate and start my adult life type of feeling? I had...
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Anyone from Perth
Hey guys, I recently had Bain surgery, and in need of support and haven't been able to talk to anyone that understands what its like, but would also like to connect with people in My state of Perth. Stay Positive Amy
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A Fight For Survival
It all started at the young age of 8 when the first diagnosis was ; Burkitts /Lymphoma Being young and having to fight through the constant lumbar punctures chemotherapy and radiation in attempts to just survive was a long and arduous journey , despite...
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My cancer journey with my mum
It was October 2011. I was 14 years old when I found out my mum had cancer. Mum had been having chest pains for a while and decided to go to the doctors to check it out. After lots of test and scans they discovered she had a cancerous...
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Why I Hate Cancer
the 14th of April 2014 is when someone I loved with all my heart died from a 6-year struggle with many different types ovarian cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer (in that order) we had known for years that it would happen with her having 17 operations...
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My Life
When my Mum was born she was born with transposition of the great arteries which means the blood going to are left arm was going to her right and the blood going to are right arm was going to her left she went through at least 20 operations to...
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Farewell my Finger (A sarcoma story)
In 2014, I was at what most people would say is the ‘peak’ of their teenage years. At 18 years of age, living life to the fullest. Enjoying every moment until a little thing called cancer got in the way. I kept noticing this small lump on my left...