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Sarah Beck, a Registered Genetic Counsellor at Check4Cancer, answers your questions about the risks of inheriting and the benefits of testing for an inherited genetic predisposition to ovarian cancer
Sarah Beck, a Registered Genetic Counsellor at Check4Cancer, answers your questions about the risks of inheriting and the ben...
Men’s melanoma skin cancer rates have increased by 50% over the last decade in the UK
A recent report published by Cancer Research UK1 comments on a worrying trend that men’s melanoma skin cancer rates have in...
Lockdown didn't save lives from cancer
Professor Wishart, Chief Medical Officer at Check4Cancer has written an article for The Spectator on how cancer treatment sho...
Ask the Expert: Professor Gordon Wishart discusses the importance of screening mammograms to detect early breast cancer
Around one in seven women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer1 at some point in their lives. Early detection remains o...
Combating Cancer 2021 Report
Check4Cancer is delighted to feature in The Times as part of Raconteur's 'Combating Cancer 2021 Report'.  The 16-page sp...
Why cancer screening must form part of employee benefit & wellbeing programmes
With a huge backlog of 3 million missed screenings in 2020 and tens of thousands of undiagnosed patients, the NHS faces an up...
Philip Housden joins Check4Cancer as non-executive director
Check4Cancer has announced that Philip Housden has joined its board as a non-executive director. Managing director of&n...
Demystifying the facts about HPV & the importance of cervical cancer screening
This Cervical Screening Awareness Week, from 14th – 20th June 2021, we are demystifying facts about HPV and celebrating the...
Ask the Expert – Cervical Cancer Screening in Women Aged 50+
To mark Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness Week from 14 – 20 June, we spoke to Mr Jullien Brady, Consultant Gynaecologist ...
Be Skin Aware – Choosing the right sunscreen and understanding UVA protection
With the return of outdoor socialising and warmer weather approaching, many of us are looking forward to a summer spent in th...
Be Skin Aware - 5 ways to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. Over 80% of skin cancers are caused by UV radiation, which is given ...
Understanding Fitzpatrick Skin Types
You may be familiar with classifications such as dry, oily or combination skin, but as part of our series of blogs for being ...
Raising our awareness of cancer with Professor Gordon Wishart
Professor Wishart, Check4Cancer’s Chief Medical Officer spoke with Jamie Monk, from Vitality UK  this week o...
Is the daily drip of Covid statistics still helpful?
Professor Gordon Wishart, Chief Medical Officer at Check4Cancer has written an article for The Spectator on why we should put...
Professor Wishart discusses with The Spectator how we can begin to catch-up with the backlog of cancer services
An estimated 3 million people missed cancer screening appointments between last April and August alone, resulting in a backlo...
How to spot early signs of skin cancer with simple skin checks
Why should you check your skin for signs of cancer? Malignant melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – is the 5th&...
Are sunbeds safe?
Is it safe to use sunbeds? The short answer is “NO”. Research has proven that sunbeds give off the same harmful UVA and ...
How serious is the NHS cancer backlog?
Professor Gordon Wishart, Check4Cancer’s Chief Medical Officer shares his thoughts with Clare Delmar from The Focal Therapy...
Be Skin Aware - What are the symptoms of skin cancer?
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK. However, if caught early, the disease has a 98% survival rate. ...
Cancer experts call for urgent action on the post-pandemic cancer crisis
Top cancer experts, cancer charities, Royal Colleges and MPs have issued an urgent call for the government to move forward fr...
Be Skin Aware - Who is at higher risk of skin cancer?
With the return of outdoor socialising and warmer weather approaching, many of us are looking forward to a summer spent in th...
Ask the Expert: Mr Per Hall discusses the different types of skin cancer as well as skin cancer treatment options to improve patient survival rates
In the second part of our interview with Mr Per Hall, Clinical Advisor for Skin Cancer at Check4Cancer and Consultant Plastic...
Professor Wishart speaks with BBC Look East on NHS waiting times caused by the pandemic
Professor Gordon Wishart, Check4Cancer’s Chief Medical Officer and Visiting Professor of Cancer Surgery at Anglia Ruskin Un...
Ask the Expert: Mr Per Hall answers some of the most commonly asked questions around skin cancer and shares his insights on how to minimise your risk
Mr Per Hall, skin cancer Clinical Advisor for Skin Cancer at Check4Cancer and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, answers some of the...