Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

About us

Retinoblastoma is a form of eye cancer that occurs in babies and children, mainly under the age of six.  While the survival rate is very good, at 98%, around half of children will have to have an eye removed to stop the cancer from spreading.

Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is the UK's only charity dedicated to helping people affected by retinoblastoma (Rb).  We:

  • provide support and information to families and individuals
  • fund research into the prevention and treatment of Rb
  • raise awareness amongst health professionals and the public
  • influence policy to improve services for patients

CHECT offers lifelong support to every family in the UK affected by Rb from diagnosis, through teenage years and into adulthood.  As a small charity we receive no government funding and rely on the kindness of others to provide our services.

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