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New measures to deliver faster diagnoses
The new measures – which will cost £300 million each year until 2020 – will be trialled initially at five ...
Why we need to take extra care in the sun over the age of 65
Recent figures released by Cancer Research UK have shown that people over 65 are seven times more likely to develop malignan...
Even moderate drinking may increase cancer risk
The study brought together results from two large surveys of US adults – all health professionals – over a perio...
Quarter of cancer patients had to visit GP three times before diagnosis
Some returned repeatedly over a six-month period only to be sent away with painkillers, antibiotics or drugs for high blood ...
New NHS guidelines on melanoma
The report quotes Prof Mark Baker, from NICE, who says: “This new guideline addresses areas where there is uncertainty...
Shift work and increased cancer risk
What she discovered was shocking. If the body clock is disrupted, we not only suffer from fatigue and poor concentration &nd...
The challenge ahead for the NHS
The new measures aim to ensure that, by 2020, NHS patients in England get results for cancer tests within four weeks of being...
Legal complaints for missed melanomas double in a decade
The MDU, which handles legal complaints, received on average seven melanoma-based claims per year between 1996 and 2000, but...
Skin cancer – knowing your risk and what to look for
The first step is to better understand your own risk. Per Hall, Clinical Director at Check4Cancer and a pioneer in the early ...
Cancer overtakes cardiovascular disease as UK's No. 1 killer among men
The researchers used the latest nationally available data (2012-13) for each of the four UK countries, and the Cardiovascula...
Cold sore virus may be the key to treating skin cancer
The treatment – called T-Vec – works by the modified herpes virus being injected directly into tumours. It is ha...
A quarter of skin cells turning cancerous
In an interview for BBC Health, Dr Peter Campbell, the head of cancer genetics at Sanger, said: "The most surprising thing i...
21,000 cancer patients treated late in 2014-15
In a BBC report on the new figures, director of early diagnosis at Cancer Research UK, Sara Hiom, commented: “This is the ...
Britons still in the dark about UK’s most common cancer
More worrying still was the admission by 72% of people that they had been sunburned in the last year. The risk of developing...
Skin cancer up by 30% in Scotland
Overall, the statistics revealed a complex picture. Over the last ten years age-standardised incidence rates of cancer in Sc...
Michael Fabricant announces skin cancer diagnosis
Mr Fabricant – MP for the West Midland seat of Lichfield, former Tory vice-chairman and election advisor to David Cameron ...
Skin cancer increase due to package holiday boom
On average, 5,700 pensioners are being diagnosed with melanoma each year compared with around 600 in the 1970s. The increase...
Winter Sports | Skin Cancer Risk on Ski Slopes
SkinHealth UK experts not only advise holidaymakers to take sunscreen with them, but also to take care of their skin equally...
New skin cancer drug fast-tracked to patients
The new drug – pembrolizumab, a treatment targeting advanced skin cancer – is the first medicine to be approved ...
How we all need to kick tanning addiction
‘Being brown was being me,’ she says. ‘If I wasn't tanned, then I didn't look like "me". Silly I know, but...
Sunlight damage continues hours after exposure
Melanin absorbs radiation from sunlight, and so reduces our risk of skin cancer – but energy cannot simply disappear, and u...
UK cancer levels rise to one in two
Recently, the message from cancer research bodies has been that one in three people will be diagnosed with the disease in th...
Could an increase in coffee consumption reduce skin cancer risk?
The study of 447,000 participants revealed that individuals who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee each day for 1...
Check4Cancer Ltd Appoints Three New Employees
Lene Farmer has been named Client Services Manager and will be reporting to Senior Client Service Manager - Charlotte Portwo...