Cancer Life, Diagnosis

Speak with your local representative: Be the change.

Childhood cancer is considered rare, but after seeing the amount of children who are diagnosed, and who are currently being treated for cancer, it doesn't feel rare. Many parents, have to go back and forth to the doctors, sometimes for months.  The main problem? The symptoms for childhood cancer can be quite vague, and can be… Continue reading Speak with your local representative: Be the change.

Cancer Life, Diagnosis

How Hannah was diagnosed. Part 3: It’s Cancer

We arrived at the Children’s Medicine ward, and spoke with two doctors, in an empty bay area.  They told us, Hannah’s biopsy came back showing cancerous cells, but they didn’t know what they were dealing with, more tests would need to be done on the samples taken. After being left alone to deal with the… Continue reading How Hannah was diagnosed. Part 3: It’s Cancer

Cancer Life, Diagnosis

How Hannah was diagnosed. Part 2: Abuse or Medical

We’d arrived at A&E, went through initial assessments and were sent up to the Children's Assessment and Treatment Unit (CAT unit), as there was a junior doctors strike on, we were in for a long wait. Hannah was seen by one of the senior doctors, we went through more assessments, and he examined her, asked… Continue reading How Hannah was diagnosed. Part 2: Abuse or Medical

Cancer Life, Diagnosis

How Hannah was diagnosed. Part 1: The Bump

It all began with a bump on the head. We heard her crying in her cot, we went to check on her, and found her scrunched in the corner of the cot.  It looked like she’d bumped her head on the bars, we gave her a cuddle, kissed her head and she soon stopped crying. … Continue reading How Hannah was diagnosed. Part 1: The Bump