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‘It’s very important to accept help when you need it’

‘It’s very important to accept help when you need it’

Fifteen-year-old Katy Hughes was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma as a baby. She talks about growing up with an artificial eye and how having cancer has inspired her to aim high… My name is Katy Hughes and I am 15 years old. When I was six months old I was...
Mum backs campaign to improve eye cancer awareness

Mum backs campaign to improve eye cancer awareness

One in five babies and children in the UK with an aggressive type of eye cancer have to wait more than six months to be diagnosed, according to new figures. The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) found that 21% of children diagnosed with retinoblastoma in 2015 had a...
‘Our miracle baby has arrived’

‘Our miracle baby has arrived’

Rachael Tuley no longer entertained the idea of having a family, until the love of her life appeared and changed everything. Rachael, who survived bilateral retinoblastoma as a child, tells her story… I was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at nine weeks old, in 1976,...
Mum urges parents to be more aware of retinoblastoma

Mum urges parents to be more aware of retinoblastoma

A mum is calling for more parents to be aware of retinoblastoma after her young daughter had to have her eye removed to save her life. Nya Yasmin Ali was 18 months old when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (Rb), a fast-growing cancer that affects babies and...

Angharad Price – my story

The CHECT staff team had the pleasure of spending some time with Angharad Price when she joined us in the office for a week’s work experience in the summer of 2014. She wrote several articles at the time and did a brilliant job helping to plan the layout for the...
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