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9 reasons why you should get screened for cancer
Cancer survival rates in the UK are set to reach their lowest in 15 years, with over 3 million people missing routine cancer ...
Reduce your cancer risk with lifestyle changes that you can make today
One out of two Britons born after 1960 will get cancer during their lifetime which is a very alarming and sobering figure. Di...
Check4Cancer receives a nomination in the 2021 Laing Buisson Healthcare Awards
Check4Cancer is delighted to announce that ‘MyCancerRisk’, an online cancer risk assessment tool developed by Check4Cance...
Ask the Expert - What are the three main types of skin cancer you need to be aware of and how to spot it
Claire Crilly, a Check4Cancer Skin Cancer Specialist Nurse, discusses the three main types of skin cancer you need to be awar...
Prostate Cancer - Dan Wood speaks of his journey from the initial screening to being treated by a urologist
Dan Wood shares his experience of being screened for prostate cancer through his flexible employee benefits scheme and how th...
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. ...