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 (2015)

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

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