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...

Government and Cancer

It may be that you are using this site to help you with your studies. Or you may just want to find out more about policies in relation to cancer and other health care issues.

Here are some UK sites that you may find useful.

Links updated 8/12/16

The Department of Health is responsible for improving the health and well-being of people in England and Wales. On this site you can find the latest on the Department's work, as well as health and social care guidance, publications and policies. UK

NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website and provides comprehensive information about NHS services in England as well as information to help you make choices about your health, from decisions about your lifestyle, such as smoking, drinking and exercise. UK

NHS Health Scotland is a national Health Board working with public, private and third sectors to reduce health inequalities and improve health. UK

The Clinical Research Network is part of the National Institute for Health Research, which was set up by the Department of Health in 2006. The Clinical Research Network provides crucial resources to help researchers conduct studies within the NHS so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments. UK

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK. Here, you will find statistics on all sorts of topics, including cancer, which is in the section for health and social care. UK

10 Downing Street - The Prime Minister's Office. Here you can find information and policy documents on all sorts of issues including cancer. UK

The Scottish Government website provides information on issues such as health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment. UK

NICE - The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. UK