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    Cazi - 13 years old

    When I found out the news I cried and ran upstairs and collapsed with upset. My mum was never going to see me graduate or get married or see my grandchildren or help me throughout life.  more...

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    Frankie - 15 years old

    I feel I should be doing something but I don't know what to do, I feel so helpless.  more...

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    Purplepagandragon - aged 14

    I wish I could just get on with it like my sister but my coping skills don't seem to work like that at all.  more...

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    Clair - aged 14

    Something I wish is I could just have one more day with my dad! - to tell him how much I love him and how sorry I am for all the bad things I have said and done to him!  more...

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    Micky Blue - 13 years old

    If i feel upset i try to keep a brave face for my dad.  more...

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    Nicky - 15 years old

    I haven't told any of my friends what I am going through. I don't want them to treat me differently. I just wish it will all stop. I'm tired and I want my family back. more...

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    Leanne - 12 years old

    The next day we had a call from the surgeon saying that mums operation was a success. We were all so pleased. more...


Knowledge of cancer

If someone close to you has cancer you may have questions that you have never thought about before. This is the knowledge section where you may find the answer to some of those questions. However, the information here is brief and general and your parent will often be the best person to answer questions specific to their situation.

We have included some generic information about what cancer is, some of the causes, how it can be prevented, diagnosed and some of the most common symptoms and side effects of treatments. You can also find brief information about different types of cancer and how it is treated. You can learn more about cancer in our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) section and the Glossary provides explanation on various medical terms related to cancer. Finally, you can also read a brief summary of the history of cancer.