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    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...

Adrenocortical Carcinoma / Adrinocortical Carcinoma

We have two adrenal glands in our endocrine system and they sit just above our kidneys. The outside layer of the adrenal glands is called the adrenal cortex. A cancer tumour found in the adrenal cortex is known as an adrinocortical carcinoma or adrenocortical carcinoma. There are two types of cancer tumours in the adrenal cortex, functioning tumours and non functional tumours. The functioning tumours make too many hormones which can cause many different symptoms including high blood pressure, weakening of the bones and body changes such as swelling of the sex organs or a deepening of the voice. Non-functioning tumours do not make extra hormones and so it is unlikely that the above symptoms will occur.