DD, Aged 17

    When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable.  more...


    Mimi - 15 years old

    I lost myself doing stupid things, angry and sad and depressed at everything. I ended up failing my classes, not caring about school, and getting into fights.  more...


    Chelsea - 14 years old

    I stuck my head round the door in the room mum was in, and she looked really ill. I couldn't understand what was happening - one minute my mum was fine and the next she was ill.  more...


    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...


    Nicole - 17 years old

    This time the doctors are unable to operate. He has already had 6 sessions of chemo and is having another 6 sessions. I cannot help feeling I may lose him.  more...


    Rirrif - 15 years old

    I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. My dad works at night so I spend a lot of time alone since I'm not with my mom. I'm afraid she is going to die and I'll blame myself for not being there more. more...


    HT - 13 years old

    She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her.  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 can find answers 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 and investigations that are used to diagnose cancer. You can also find brief information about different types of cancer and how cancer 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.