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.

24.8.2017 - Bullying: face-to-face more common than cyberbullying

Cyberbullying alone doesn’t seem to be as big an issue amongst teenagers as people may think. However, as much as 30% of 15 year olds in the UK said they’d been bullied in some form at least twice a month in the previous two ...more

8.5.2017 - Cycling to work is linked to lower rates of cancer and heart dise

Study shows that people who cycled to work had the most reduced risk of dying, developing cancer or cardiovascular disease. ...more

29.3.2017 - The pill and cancer

Research shows a relationship between use of the contraceptive pill and a reduced risk of developing bowel, womb and ovarian cancer later in life. ...more

9.2.2017 - Vaping (e-cigarettes) is safer than smoking tobacco cigarettes

Study shows that using nicotine e-cigarettes, patches and gum is safer than smoking tobacco. However, this is only the case if people completely stop smoking tobacco and are not just using e-cigarettes, patches and gums to ...more

18.1.2017 - Exercise and health

Study shows that people who did some form of activity - even if it was just bursts of activity once or twice a week - had a reduced risk of dying within the next 10 years compared to people who were not active in any way at all. ...more

15.12.2016 - Are nuts good for us?

It’s Christmas time and for many people nuts are a big part of the ‘Christmas diet’. What does the science say about nuts – are they good for us? ...more

14.9.2016 - Weight and cancer - is there a link?

YES - New evidence shows that too much fat in our body increases the risk of developing 13 different types of cancer ...more

5.5.2016 - 'Actvity labels' on food and drinks

Suggestion that food and drinks should be labelled to tell us how much exercise we need to do in order to burn off the calories in what we consume ...more

24.2.2016 - Adverts for e-cigarettes and their impact on teenagers´ attitudes

Although e-cigarettes may be helpful for people who want to stop smoking, there is a worry that they might increase the appeal for teenagers to start smoking, both e-cigarettes and real tobacco cigarettes. ...more

4.2.2016 - Maggie´s launches a Podcast series

The first episode of the podcast series is called “All together now” and contains interviews with several people affected by cancer in various ways - including 16 year olds Emma and Jamie. ...more