Today is World Cancer Day. A young member of my extended family spent much of last year battling against cancer. He is for now, well, enjoying life and making the most of his good health. Long may he do so! For him and others the courageous fight is long, hard and draining. Not only for the cancer patient but the family also.
Hopefully there will come a time when cancer is not the dreaded word that fills us with fear. Until then let us all say thank you for the wonderful work undertaken by all professionals, families and volunteers who help patients through this illness.

Elaine - Adolescence Editor