If you’re a student, you may be wondering about being able to stay in school, college or university once diagnosed with cancer.
Speak with your consultant or nurse specialist before you make a decision on this. They will be able to give an idea of the likely impact of treatment on your education.
You may wish to talk through your options with your CLIC Sargent Young People's Social Worker or Community Worker, if you have one. You can also get advice from your school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), or your college or university’s learning support adviser or disability adviser. They can tell you about your options and rights.
How we can help
CLIC Sargent can help you get support and information to manage education issues. Speak to your CLIC Sargent Young People's Social Worker or Community Worker if you have one, or contact us on 0300 330 0803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
After a while my friends moved on because I wasn't at school. I didn't expect them to wait for me but I didn't think they would move on that quickly.
If you're in compulsory education but not well enough to go to school, you may be entitled to home tuition. Depending on where you live, you may be offered online learning.
You or your parent, carer or CLIC Sargent Young People's Social Worker or Community Worker can contact your local authority for more information about this.
Content last reviewed: November 2015
Next planned review: 2016