In this article on UK news website The Guardian, Robin Cannone shares his personal experience of university as a young person with cancer. Cannone was diagnosed with a type of lymphoma, the most common cancers among 15- to 24-year-olds, representing 21% of diagnoses in the UK.
Cannone acknowledges the important part that his friends played in supporting him through his journey. Maintaining friendships during treatment can be challenging, but check out this resource for some tips on how your friends can support you through your cancer journey. You might also like to read some personal stories about friendship from cancer survivors.
I was looking through my hospital room window and imagining what I’d be doing if I hadn’t been diagnosed with cancer. I wanted to be going clubbing and worrying about university deadlines like a normal 20-year-old – not stuck indoors with a syringe in my arm. -Robin Cannone, young person with cancer