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) to (2012)

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

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

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