The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is a UK charity dedicated to helping people affected by retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. We:
• Provide support and information to families and individuals.
• Fund research into the prevention and treatment of retinoblastoma.
• Raise awareness among health professionals and the public.
• Influence policy to improve services for patients.
We know that when a child is diagnosed, it can be a distressing and frightening time for everyone, and we are here to help. We also understand that for some people retinoblastoma can have a long term impact and we offer lifelong support for anyone affected – from diagnosis to adulthood. We’ve been helping families for nearly 30 years but we don’t receive any money from the government and we rely on public support to fund our vital work.