Charity holds awareness event for retinoblastoma
Author: Zoe Wickens
UK charity Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) has held a special Parliamentary event for MPs to meet people affected by retinoblastoma.
Held at Westminster on May 15 during World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week 2019, MPs were able to talk to teenagers and adults who had the cancer as children, as well as parents of children who have it.
Chief executive of CHECT Patrick Tonks said: ‘MPs can play an important role in raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of this rare cancer during World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week. Meeting CHECT members will enable MPs to hear first-hand how important urgent referral and diagnosis is for babies and children with retinoblastoma, as well as the longer term impact this cancer of childhood can have on individuals.’