Rona Mackay

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

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

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