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...

Can cancer be cured?

Yes, cancer can be cured in many cases, but sadly sometimes this is not possible

The problem with this question, is that there are over 200 different types of cancer. Within each cancer type there are different stages and cancer diseases are treated in many different ways.  Also, people respond differently to treatments so even if people have the same cancer and treatment, they may not have the same outlook.

There is not one single ‘cure’ for cancer but many types of cancer respond well to different treatments. Particularly when cancer is diagnosed early, treatments can often get rid of the cancer completely. Other times, treatments can keep the cancer under control for many years but may not completely cure it. Research is being done all the time to try and find new treatments so that more cancers can be cured. Although the outlook for people who get cancer is getting better and better - sadly, some people do die of the disease.

Remember, you can get in touch with us here at riprap anytime if you have any queries or just want to talk about things on your mind.


Page updated 25 June 2015