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I am Head of Engagement at the Cancer Awareness in Teenagers and Young People Society (CATS)
I’m also an ovarian cancer survivor
Hello! My name is Seren, I’m 24 and currently working as the Head of Engagement at a charity called The CATS Campaign. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 19 while studying for a degree in English Literature at The University of Salford. I’m an advocate for young people knowing the signs and symptoms of cancer and understanding their rights to access Primary Care — going to my GP and explaining how I was feeling, and the actions that followed, saved my life.
I got involved at CATS while I was at university and now work to educate young people in a variety of communities. I work primarily with people who may experience health inequalities, helping them know what to look out for, how to check themselves for the signs of cancer and giving them the confidence to speak to healthcare professionals. We work in the hope of reducing diagnosis times for young people across the UK.
I’m also a member of the NHS Youth Forum and am incredibly grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to use my voice to help shape NHS services for young people.