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    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...

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    Frankie - 15 years old

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

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    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...

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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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    Micky Blue - 13 years old

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

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    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...

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    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

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.

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

5.3.2012 - Promising new drug against pancreatic cancer

Scientists say they may have found a new weapon against pancreatic cancer after promising early trial results of an experimental drug combination. ...more

17.2.2012 - Harry Moseley: Charity names their campaign in Harry's memory

A national fundraising campaign has been launched in memory of a Birmingham boy who raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK. ...more

2.2.2012 - Doctors want smoking to be banned in cars

The British Medical Association (BMA) has made an announcement saying that smoking should be banned in cars. ...more

29.7.2009 - Warning that sunbeds cause cancer

A group of scientists has said using sunbeds is much more dangerous than they thought and can cause cancer. ...more

6.6.2009 - Boyzone singer opens cancer ward.

Boyzone star Ronan Keating has taken time out from the band's current tour to mark the opening of a £1m breast cancer ward at Leeds General Infirmary. ...more