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Telling my friends I had cancer

Telling my friends I had cancer

Olivia Deane hit the headlines when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at the age of 12 – this type of eye cancer usually affects babies and young children under six. Now 21 years old, Olivia has written a book about her cancer journey which she has kindly agreed...
This one’s for the dads

This one’s for the dads

It was Father’s Day at the weekend, a day to celebrate and thank all you amazing dads out there who go above and beyond to support your families. With the endless rollercoaster of life (and the very occasional nagging), it’s all too easy to forget to mention how much...
The beginning of my story

The beginning of my story

Olivia Deane hit the headlines when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma aged 12 – this type of eye cancer usually affects young children under six. Now 20, Olivia has written a book about her cancer journey which she has kindly agreed to share on our blog. Over the...
Eliza’s story, part two

Eliza’s story, part two

Do you remember little Eliza Thomas? She was the face of our #InTheDark Retinoblastoma Awareness Week campaign back in 2016. Eliza was three years old when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma after a routine eye test and she had her left eye removed to save her...
Squint can be a symptom of eye cancer

Squint can be a symptom of eye cancer

Two out of three parents aren’t aware that a squint or lazy eye can be a symptom of an aggressive eye cancer in children, according to a new survey. In a poll of more than 1,000 parents, only 35 per cent identified a squint as one of the signs of retinoblastoma (Rb),...
A common bond

A common bond

Friendships forged out of shared experiences, particularly those which involve hardship, are often the ones which endure the test of time. Retinoblastoma was the catalyst for one such alliance when, in 1977, three families found themselves brought together to undergo...
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