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‘We’ve come so far in a year’

‘We’ve come so far in a year’

Xavi was diagnosed with retinoblastoma two days after he celebrated turning two years old. Now, as his third birthday approaches, his mum Rhiannon Malbas shares their family’s journey over the last year… Two days after his second birthday our lives were turned upside...
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...
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),...