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National Poet for Scotland Jackie Kay, Author Tracy Chevalier, Growing up with a child with cancer

Scottish National Poet Jackie Kay. Bestselling author Tracy Chevalier. Postnatal care checkups. And we hear from parents of children living with impact of cancer.

National Poet for Scotland Jackie Kay on a new production of her 1980's play Chiaruscuro.

A new survey by NCT (National Childbirth Trust) and Netmums on the limitations of postnatal checks for new mums. Kavita Trevena who's just had a child shares her experience, and we hear from Abigail Wood Head of Campaigns at the NCT, and Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of Royal College of GPs.

Tracy Chevalier, writer and author of 10 novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, talks to Jenni about her latest book, A Single Thread. Set in 1932, it follows the life of Violet Speedwell, who is still mourning the loss of her fiancé and brother in the First World War.

Every day 12 families in the UK will receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. Over the next few weeks we'll be talking to both the parents and the children themselves about what life's like for them. Today we hear from two mums, Andrea Hanbury mother of Keeva, and Kate Hewson mother of Charlie. How are their families adapting to life after cancer treatment? Plus Lucy Waller, Clinical Physiotherapist in the cancer unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital for children in London tells us about the positive effects of physical activity for children treated for cancer.

Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell

Guest; Jackie Kay
Guest; Tracy Chevalier
Guest; Andrea Hanbury
Guest; Kate Hewson
Guest; Lucy Waller
Guest; Kavita Trevena
Guest; Abigail Wood
Guest; Helen Stokes-Lampard,

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48 minutes

Children Surviving Cancer

Children's Cancer and Leukemia Group
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust - helping young people look beyond their cancer
Cyclists Fighting Cancer - providing bikes for children and young people 
NHS - Cancer


  • Thu 5 Sep 2019 10:00

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