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...


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.

5.2.2015 - Increased risk of getting cancer

Research has found that 50% of people in the UK will develop cancer sometime in their lives but it is important to look behind the headline to see what might explain this development. ...more

13.1.2015 - Is getting cancer ‘just bad luck´?

Researchers found that on average two-thirds (65%) of the risk of getting cancer was a result of pure chance, and that only the remaining percentage (35%) of the risk was because of genes and environmental factors. However, this ...more

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

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