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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...
Amazing humans

Amazing humans

Erin Gentry was two years old when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (Rb), she needed lifesaving surgery to remove her left eye and stop the cancer spreading, followed by chemotherapy. Fast forward five years and Erin has been featured as part of BBC 3’s Amazing...
Kelsey’s an internet pop sensation.

Kelsey’s an internet pop sensation.

With 14 million views of her videos, 86,000 YouTube followers and TV appearances on BBC and CNN, pint-sized popstar Kelsey Ellison, 24,  has taken the internet by storm. Some of you might remember Kelsey from a past edition of InFocus, when she won a scholarship to a...
‘Trust a parent’s instinct’

‘Trust a parent’s instinct’

GPs are being urged to trust a parent’s instinct after new figures show that babies and children are waiting more than three times longer than the recommended guidelines to be diagnosed with retinoblastoma. In 2016 the average time from a child’s first visit to a...