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Childhood memories shaped by retinoblastoma

Childhood memories shaped by retinoblastoma

Iain Riddell, lay member of CHECT’s Scientific Advisory Committee, reflects on how childhood memories are shaped by the realities of retinoblastoma… Among the mass of childhood memories rises the parental decision on a regular basis that an exciting family trek...
Rb survivor is a sports star

Rb survivor is a sports star

After battling retinoblastoma as a toddler, Will Jubb, 19, really kicked cancer by realising his dream to become a semi-professional rugby player. His proud mum Clare tells us more…  Will was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in his right eye when he was two years...
‘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...