Can I stay in education?
It's up to you whether you feel you can carry on studying through treatment or not. There are lots of different ways you can do this so it's worth exploring options with your college or uni.
Continuing to study on treatment
Your college, uni or training provider should offer you lots of support to help you carry on studying - and it's all backed up with your legal rights.
If you have exams coming up, your college or university should be able to make special arrangements from extra time to specialist equipment.
Student loans, fees and benefits
If you're at uni, you'll need to think about how your illness will affect your loan and fees. You may be entitled to benefits to help you through this time.
Many young people will need to take a break from their studies at some point. This all depends on your treatment and how you feel. It can be frustrating to put your education on hold but there are positive steps you can take.
Returning to education
Going back to college or uni can feel really weird, especially if you've had to take lots of time out. It's normal to feel anxious or worried.
Going through cancer can change your outlook on things and some young people change their minds about the direction they were headed before diagnosis.
If you want to learn something new, apprenticeships provide a mix of work experience and study.
If you're looking to gain new skills and experience for your CV, there are lots of ways to go about this - including traineeships, internships and volunteering.
Updated January 2018, next review due 2019.