This April, we’re proud to be part of Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month representing primary bone cancer patients.

Each year around 2,400 teenagers and young adults (TYAs) are diagnosed with cancer. Approximately 88 of these patients will have primary bone cancer and must deal with the impact of treatment on top of the complex challenges that TYAs already face.

TYA patients should not be afraid to ask questions, seek knowledge, access support, and advocate for themselves and their wellbeing. That's why we're committed to empowering younger patients by sharing their stories, providing support, and encouraging them to persevere when they know something isn't right with their bodies.

We are also committed to working with healthcare professionals to equip them with the knowledge they need to recognise the symptoms of primary bone cancer.

Jade's story...

Jade was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her left leg when she was 19 years old. She visited her GP up to seven times before the correct diagnosis was made, and Jade was empowered to share her story to help stop this happening to anyone else.

Watch the video below to find out more:

If, like Jade, you feel empowered to share your story, please complete our form below and a member of our Support Team will be in touch


Educate yourself...

Primary bone cancers are cancers that originate in a cell found in the bone. They can develop in any bone in the body, though over a third of cases (34%) are found in the long bones of the lower body - such as the thigh (femur) or shin bone (tibia). There are several types of primary bone cancer, below are links to find out more about each form. The most common forms in teenagers and young adults are:

There are also several less common forms of tumours, these are:

Symptoms to look out for

Have a coffee and cake on us!

This April, we are providing £10 Costa Coffee™ vouchers to UK patients aged 13-24 who are in active treatment or receiving follow-up care. Parents with children under 18 must apply on their behalf and vouchers will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Why not enjoy your free drink at one of our digital support groups? Join one of our Virtual Cuppas in April and connect with people who truly understand what you're going through.


Get social...

As always we will be sharing lots of posts, stories and news through Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month. Help educate others and spread the word by:

  • Sharing your own experience of primary bone cancer with friends and family on social media - don't forget to tag us!
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok and like, comment, share our posts and help us reach as many people as possible using #TYACAM #TYACancer

Cancer charities from across the UK have come together for Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month this April. The charities collaborating with the Bone Cancer Research Trust are: Brain Tumour Research Group, Cancer Research UK, Children with Cancer UK, Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group, Dragonfly Cancer Trust, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, The Little Princess Trust, Sarcoma UK, Solving Kids Cancer, Teenage Cancer Trust, Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC), Teens Unite Fighting Cancer, The Tom Bowdidge Foundation, Trekstock and Young Lives vs Cancer.

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