Children and young people with cancer – Tell us what you think
“Our Cancer Our Way”
We want to hear from children, teenagers, young people, and their parents and carers to find out what cancer services in our area feel like to you.
Our Cancer Our Way is a joint project run by Wessex Cancer Alliance, Wessex Voices and Healthwatch Dorset. The project is looking for patients to get involved.
Have you been treated for cancer in the last two years and were you aged 24 or under at the time? Parents and carers or children, teenagers and young adults from the local hospitals – you are all welcome to get in touch to talk about your cancer experience. There are many ways you can share. For more details click on the links below.
“I have been working with the team to help choose the name of the project – we all voted for it actually and I like that we have been helping to create the logo and flyers too because it really makes it feel like something we belong to” says Jasmine, one of the project’s expert advisors.
Project manager, Sue Bickler from Wessex Voices adds “Our Cancer Our Way, is all about us listening to the young people who are going or have been through the cancer journey themselves – or a parent or carer whose child has cancer, and that could be a young child, a teenager or a young adult.
She continues “We want to know what was good, what was bad and what they would change if they could – because that is what we want to do – change the services to better meet the needs of those who use it.”