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    DD, Aged 17

    When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable.  more...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    HT - 13 years old

    She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her.  more...


News

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.

5.5.2016 - '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

28.1.2016 - Young Carers Awareness day

Thursday 28th January is Young Carers Awareness Day and is a national day in recognition of the care and support provided by young carers. Young carers are children and young people under the age of 18 who provide unpaid care to ...more

18.11.2015 - Pioneering work in treating a baby's leukaemia

When the doctors realised that the established treatment didn’t work for the little girl, they were allowed to try out a new treatment technique where changes were made to the baby's DNA. ...more

25.8.2015 - The contraceptive pill reduces women's risk of developing wom

Women who have used the contraceptive pill have a reduced risk of developing womb cancer and the longer they have taken the pill, the less risk they have of developing this type of cancer. ...more

16.7.2015 - New research on preventing cancer from spreading

Animal research shows promising results that could help develop a new treatment for prostate cancer. ...more

9.6.2015 - Promising research on immunotherapy drugs for melanoma

A combination of two immunotherapy drugs has shown good effects on advanced stages of the skin cancer called melanoma ...more

1.5.2015 - Creative Corner

A new riprap section where you can share what’s on your mind in a creative way. ...more

21.4.2015 - Boosting the immune system to help destroy cancer cells

Research on mice has enabled scientists to identify a new protein that increases the number of cells in the immune system which are responsible for fighting infections and destroying cancer cells. ...more