CanTeen NZ

Auckland Youth


About CanTeen NZ

Living with cancer is traumatic at any time, but even more so for young people already facing challenges of identity, independence, education, relationships, intimacy and employment. The entire cancer experience including transitions from diagnosis, treatment, hospitalisation and remission is likely to threaten adolescent development and challenge the coping strategies of young cancer patients, their siblings, parents and friends. Cancer is no longer a death sentence, but it can mean the start of a long process of treatment and years of uncertainty.

Since its inception, CanTeen has had a clear focus on the needs of young people living with cancer.

CanTeen's foundation was built upon the fundamental belief that young people - through meeting, talking and sharing their experiences - are better able to cope with the uncertainties of living with cancer.


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