Sing If You Can's first episode aired on Saturday, 16 April...
The first week of the new series Sing If You Can, saw the winning team managing to stay on the 'The Money Spinner' to raise a whopping £19,285 for Teenage Cancer Trust!
This cash was kindly donated by Argos.
Celebrity teams included:
- Jonathan Ansell, Andrew Stone, Zoe Birkett
- Jodie Prenger, Brigitte Nielson, Brendan Cole
Guest Judges were: Shaun Ryder, Colleen Nolan, and Dave Gorman.
- Catch up online at itv.com/singifyoucan
This week's episode included a short film featuring a young cancer patient Ailsa. In this film she talks about what Teenage Cancer Trust means to her and how the charity helped her through her cancer journey.
Ailsa, aged 18, from Edinburgh was diagnosed with ALL (Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia), and is still undergoing treatment in a Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.
There are two types of Leukaemia...
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
We have a few different types of white cells which help us fight infection and disease. ALL is a cancer of one of these white cells, the lymphoid cells.
The most common symptoms are feeling tired, bruising and being prone to infection some people may also experience pain in their bones. The cause is unknown.
Blood tests, bone marrow samples and lumbar punctures are the tests that are used to diagnose ALL. Treatment includes chemotherapy, steroids and radiotherapy.
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
White cells help us fight infection and disease and AML is a cancer of one of these white cells, the myeloid cells. The most common symptoms are feeling tired, bruising, being prone to infection and for some pain in their bones. The cause is unknown.
Blood tests, bone marrow sample and a lumbar puncture are the tests which will be done to diagnose AML. The treatment includes chemotherapy, steroids and radiotherapy.
- If you want to find out more about different types of cancers, check out our Get Clued up section...
Ailsa found comfort from watching video blogs of other young people's journey's through cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust is proud to support Jimmyteens.tv who help young cancer patients film their experiences.
The video that featured in Ailsa's film is a video diary about a patients experience with chemotherapy and losing her hair, watch online at Jimmyteens.tv...