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...


    Frankie - 15 years old

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


    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...


    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...


    Micky Blue - 13 years old

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


    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...


    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...


News from the riprap team and News on cancer related issues

Check out what's new on the riprap website or have a look at cancer related news about research advances, cancer preventions or other issues debated in the media.

2.12.2014 - Is there a link between brain cancer and using mobile phones?

There is no proven link between using mobile phones and developing cancer. At the same time, we don’t have any proof to say that using mobile phones does not increase our risk of developing cancer. At the moment, we just ...more

19.8.2014 - Being overweight or obese is 'linked to 10 common cancers'

Research published in the Lancet medical journal report that being overweight and obese puts people at greater risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers. ...more

31.1.2014 - Smoking ban in cars carrying children

Should there be a law preventing people from smoking in cars that are carrying children or should it be up to parents and other adults to decide what they want to do? What do you think? ...more

3.1.2014 - Worrying effects of long-term unemployment on young people

A study carried out for the Prince’s Trust charity uncovered that unemployment causes long-lasting mental health problems among young people between the ages of 16 and 25 ...more

2.12.2013 - Cigarette packaging — does it matter?

Would plain packaging of cigarettes make it less appealing for young people to start smoking? ...more

3.1.2013 - More people survive cancer

Although the number of people who are diagnosed with cancer is increasing, fewer people die from it now than 10 years ago. ...more

13.8.2012 - Riprap re-launch

We are very pleased to announce the re-launch of the riprap website after a total revamp of its design and navigation. ...more