Why have I been sent the BRIGHTLIGHT survey?

You have received a survey because you have recently been diagnosed with cancer.


BRIGHTLIGHT_2021 is a research study designed to find out if it matters where young people with cancer are treated and how cancer impacts on your everyday life. We will use this information to design and improve future cancer services for young people.


The survey has been designed by young people with cancer to make sure we ask about things important to you. These include:

  • Quality of life – how well you feel and how cancer impacts your life
  • Social support – how you feel your relationships with friends and family have been impacted.
  • Illness perception – how well or ill you think you are
  • Anxiety and depression – whether your cancer has impacted your mental health
  • Experience of care – what you think of how you were treated.

I would like to take part in the BRIGHTLIGHT survey?

In your pack you will have an information sheet, a paper survey, and a freepost envelope- you can complete the survey and return via free post.


You can also access the unique link or QR in your pack to the survey to complete it online.


Our team provides telephone support, so you have the option to complete the survey through a telephone interview or with a language line, a translation service if you do not speak English.

Will you tell my hospital what I say?

NO. Everything you tell us is completely confidential. Your survey has a unique code on it and so no-one will know it is you.

Is my data safe?

YES. The BRIGHTLIGHT study has gone through a number of strict approval processes to make sure we keep your data safe.

We are looking forward to all your responses.
Can I share more information about my experience?

YES. If there is more you would like to tell us, you can email us on [email protected] and we will arrange an interview with you over the telephone or Microsoft Teams.

If you have any other questions then please email us on [email protected]