Every student in Scotland should learn about cancer

A cancer awareness programme run by Teenage Cancer Trust is on target to visit 80 per cent of Scottish schools this year – but we must make sure that no child misses out on this vital education, writes one MSP

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WE ARE celebrating the Year of Young People in Scotland – but one week at the end of March was particularly important for young people with cancer. Together with Teenage Cancer Trust, I hosted a reception in Holyrood where we were joined by members of the Scottish government, MSPs and charity representatives to raise the profile of the trust’s Education and Awareness programme. I also secured a debate in Parliament to discuss cancer education for young people in Scotland more widely (you can read the Tes Scotland coverage at bit.ly/TCTmackay).

Over 2,600 young people are diagnosed with cancer ...

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