• Question: hi how will the child you have helped by explaining what cancer is help them?

    Asked by m&m to Isabel on 14 Mar 2015.
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      Isabel Pires answered on 14 Mar 2015:


      The idea is to explain to children what cancer is, how it grows , how we can treat it and how to prevent it.

      Hopefully, that will help them understand how some decisions they might take during their lives, such as deciding not to smoke, eat healthily, take care when out in the sun, etc, might decrease the chances of their getting cancer.

      Also, it might help them realise what cancer actually is, and the way scientists and doctors are trying to target and treat it, and how that can be tricky sometimes…