Year 12 Teenage Cancer Trust Presentation

Ref: KCY/CBH/AMG

9 October 2018

Dear Parent/Carer

Year 12 Teenage Cancer Trust Presentation

As part of our tutorial programme at Tollbar Academy Sixth Form College, we have invited Teenage Cancer Trust to speak to our Year 12 students on Friday 19 October 2018 about cancer and health.

Who is the Teenage Cancer Trust?

Teenage Cancer Trust is a national charity dedicated to help young people fight cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust's national Understanding Cancer Education Programme is recognised by the Government as it raises awareness of cancer which can lead to earlier diagnosis of cancer in the long term.

What information will the presentation include?

The presentation will last for around an hour and is an interactive opportunity for students to learn about and discuss:

  • What cancer is
  • Common signs and symptoms
  • The impact of cancer on a young person
  • Types of treatment
  • Healthy Living
  • Breaking down fears about cancer

By the end of the presentation, all students should know more about early warning signs and how they can reduce their risk of cancer later in life. Throughout the presentation, students will be encouraged to become the experts on their own body and to speak to health professionals about any concerns.

Who will be delivering the presentation?

The presentation will be given by a trained professional speaker from Teenage Cancer Trust, and is delivered in a sensitive way. If you have any concerns, please do speak to the College and we will ensure that your child is supported.

Why is this important?

Teenage Cancer Trust want your child to have this opportunity to learn about cancer, and feel more able to talk openly about their health, because it has been proven to make a difference. Please do support this by talking to your child about what they have learned, and encouraging them to be open about any health concerns they may have.

Mrs K Clorley
Sixth Form Intervention Manager

Mrs C B Hook
Head Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College

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