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Cervical Cancer: signs you should not ignore
Treatment and detection of cervical cancer has changed radically in the past 25 years, largely as a result of the national sc...
Why we need to take extra care in the sun over the age of 65
This summer in the UK has seen days of intense sun alternate with grey skies with startling rapidity. Whilst we might think w...
Inherited bowel cancer risk reduced by aspirin
Aspirin can more than halve bowel cancer risk in obese people with Lynch syndrome – an inherited condition linked to an inc...
Coffee can help prevent the return of bowel cancer
Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee may help prevent the return of colon cancer after treatment and improve the chances...
Even moderate drinking may increase cancer risk
This week, the BBC reports on new research findings that demonstrate how even light consumption of alcohol can increase cance...
Quarter of cancer patients had to visit GP three times before diagnosis
A new study has revealed that almost a quarter of cancer patients had to make at least three visits to their GP before being ...
New NHS guidelines on melanoma
This week, the BBC reports on new guidelines for diagnosing and treating melanoma skin cancers that have been issued to the N...
Five types of prostate cancer identified
Cancer Research UK scientists have for the first time identified that there are five distinct types of prostate cancer a...
Shift work and increased cancer risk
This week, Sarah Montague – a night-time presenter for the BBC – investigated the impact of shift work on health, and fou...
The challenge ahead for the NHS
In Cancer: The challenge facing the NHS BBC Health Correspondent Nick Triggle reveals the issues ahead for our struggling hea...
Legal complaints for missed melanomas double in a decade
Medico-legal experts have warned that UK GPs urgently need extra training to spot melanomas if they are reduce the growing nu...
Drug could extend life for 50% of breast cancer sufferers in future
New research suggests that a cheap and safe drug could help half of women with breast cancer to live longer – and lead to a...
Lung cancer in women hits 20,000 cases
Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began, according to new C...
4Kscore prostate cancer test recommended in US guidelines
The US’s National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is to include 4Kscore® – the test offered as part of ProstateCheck...
Skin cancer – knowing your risk and what to look for
Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the UK, killing over 2,000 people in Britain each year, but as with all cancers, ...
Smoking linked to prostate cancer
The results of a new study have established a link between prostate cancer and smoking, reports Science Daily. Smoking has l...
Breast cancer screening – why it matters
Like other types of cancer, incidence of breast cancer is increasing, with around 50,000 new cases in the UK per annum. That ...
Cervical cancer viewed as a younger woman’s disease
As Cervical Screening Awareness Week gets underway (15-21 June) the BBC reports how cervical cancer is perceived as...
Taking cervical cancer screening to the next level
To mark Cervical Screening Awareness Week – a UK-wide initiative led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust – Mr Jullien Brad...
Fighting cancer in the workplace: what it means for SMEs
Over the past couple of years, we have seen a paradigm shift in the relationship between business and cancer, with more and m...
Cambridge breast cancer surgeon Prof Gordon Wishart launches new genetic testing company
An article "Cambridge breast cancer surgeon Prof Gordon Wishart launches new genetic testing company", based on interview wit...
Should all women have ‘Angelina Jolie gene test’?
The Times reported recently on a call for all women to be screened for “Angelina Jolie-type genetic mutations” to prevent...
Happy Father's Day
Father’s Day is June 21, and we would like to remind you that the best gifts for Dad are those that come from the heart.
Cancer overtakes cardiovascular disease as UK's No. 1 killer among men
Research published online in the journal Heart reveals that cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease, which includes heart...