Simon Avison from the Teenage Cancer Trust talked to Year 12 Tretherras students on Monday 3rd March, during morning assembly.
The annual talk given to Tretherras Sixth Formers aimed to educate young people about cancer and help to develop their knowledge to improve quality and speed of diagnosis. Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.
The charity talk covered all phases of dealing with cancer, as well as what individuals can do to lower their risk of developing the disease.
Simon was driven to help young people better their understanding of cancer suffers after having lost a close friend to the illness during his youth.
During the talk Simon commented, “At some point in your lives you or some you know will be affected by cancer. This talk aims to better inform you about it, recognise symptoms, how to deal with it, and how to look after yourselves to reduce your chances of developing it.’