Cancer

Will UK see a post-coronavirus surge in preventable deaths?
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Will UK see a post-coronavirus surge in preventable deaths?

A&E numbers plummet as people shun hospitals amid fears of infection with Covid-19
18 May 2020
Cancer Research UK cuts research funding by £44m
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Cancer Research UK cuts research funding by £44m

Leading charity says fight against disease could be set back many years
8 Apr 2020
How lungs may ‘magically’ recover from smoking damage
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How lungs may ‘magically’ recover from smoking damage

New research suggests that healthy cells can replace potentially cancerous ones
30 Jan 2020
Cervical cancer could be eliminated in England, experts say
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Cervical cancer could be eliminated in England, experts say

NHS England hopes vaccination and HPV screening could end the disease
20 Jan 2020
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
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What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Number of men dying of illness reaches record high in the UK
16 Jan 2020
Is the war on cancer being won?
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Is the war on cancer being won?

Institute of Cancer Research says public is unaware of progress being made
9 Dec 2019
How the West is poisoning Indonesia’s food chain
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How the West is poisoning Indonesia’s food chain

The Southeast Asian nation is burning mountains of imported plastic waste
14 Nov 2019

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Is this the end of smear testing?
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Is this the end of smear testing?

New test could be performed at home
5 Nov 2019
Why scientists are trying to recreate the birth of cancer
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Why scientists are trying to recreate the birth of cancer

Researchers want to see the disease ‘on day one’ to aid early detection
21 Oct 2019
Why is the UK still lagging behind in cancer survival?
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Why is the UK still lagging behind in cancer survival?

Study finds UK performing worse than six comparable countries
12 Sep 2019
Asbestos in schools: thousands at risk
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Asbestos in schools: thousands at risk

Deadly mineral continues to take its toll decades after ban
12 Jul 2019
What is HPV and who can have the vaccine?
Experts say findings of new study pose a ‘real worry’ for public health
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What is HPV and who can have the vaccine?

Shots for the cancer-causing virus to be offered to teenage boys as well as girls
9 Jul 2019
Obesity ‘causes more cases of some cancers than smoking’
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Obesity ‘causes more cases of some cancers than smoking’

Cancer Research UK accused of ‘fat shaming’ in its new campaign
3 Jul 2019
Vitamin D cuts risk of dying from cancer
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Vitamin D cuts risk of dying from cancer

Overview of studies finds significant fall in risk of deadly disease
4 Jun 2019
New drugs could make cancer a ‘manageable disease’
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New drugs could make cancer a ‘manageable disease’

New programme will target mutation of cells to offer ‘good quality of life’
16 May 2019
‘Pink drink’ cancer treatment aid rolled out across NHS
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‘Pink drink’ cancer treatment aid rolled out across NHS

Tumour-detecting tool championed by Tessa Jowell could prolong thousands of patients’ lives
13 May 2019
Red meat once a day raises bowel cancer risk by fifth
A supermarket worker has admitted stealing $9,200 worth of ham over eight years
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Red meat once a day raises bowel cancer risk by fifth

Experts recommend cutting back on red and processed meat
17 Apr 2019
Cancer doctors shortage ‘putting patient welfare at risk’
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Cancer doctors shortage ‘putting patient welfare at risk’

New report says falling number of specialists is leading to longer waiting times for treatment
19 Mar 2019
police search dying cancer patient’s bags for maUS
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police search dying cancer patient’s bags for maUS

Backlash after officers filmed rifling through stage four pancreatic cancer patient Nolan Sousley’s bags
12 Mar 2019
Cervical cancer: the symptoms and treatments
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Cervical cancer: the symptoms and treatments

New TV campaign is urging women to have smear tests as uptake falls to 20-year low
6 Mar 2019
Obesity-related cancers rocket among millennials
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Obesity-related cancers rocket among millennials

Major US study reveals that younger generations are at higher risk
4 Feb 2019
Breast cancer calculator: how it works
Doctors look at films of breast cancer X-rays
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Breast cancer calculator: how it works

‘Game-changing’ system analyses genetics and lifestyle factors to calculate overall risk
15 Jan 2019
How breathalyser could revolutionise cancer diagnosis
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How breathalyser could revolutionise cancer diagnosis

The Breath Biopsy is being trialled at Cambridge hospital
3 Jan 2019
Are plastic toys dangerous?
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Are plastic toys dangerous?

EU regulator reveals hundreds of products available in the UK contain chemicals that may cause cancer and infertility
19 Dec 2018
Are ‘morning people’ less likely to get breast cancer?
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Are ‘morning people’ less likely to get breast cancer?

Study finds that early risers are 40% less likely to develop the disease than night owls
6 Nov 2018
BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe reveals he has cancer
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BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe reveals he has cancer

DJ says he will be ‘disappearing for a while’ to undergo treatment
4 Oct 2018
Australia on track to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035
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Australia on track to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035

Screening and vaccination programmes mean that disease will be soon classed as rare
3 Oct 2018
Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to cancer breakthrough pair
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Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to cancer breakthrough pair

James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo awarded the prestigious prize for ‘exciting and groundbreaking’ work in immunotherapy
2 Oct 2018
Cancer podcast host Rachael Bland dies aged 40
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Cancer podcast host Rachael Bland dies aged 40

Family and BBC colleagues pay tribute to ‘truly heroic broadcaster’
5 Sep 2018
Who was Marie Curie?
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Who was Marie Curie?

Pioneering physicist and chemist voted most influential woman in history in BBC poll
9 Aug 2018
Do tattoo inks cause cancer?
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Do tattoo inks cause cancer?

EU set to restrict levels of 4,000 chemicals in body art inks
8 Aug 2018
Fact check: do mobile phones cause cancer?
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Fact check: do mobile phones cause cancer?

The Week looks at the conflicting evidence and asks whether a scientific consensus can be reached
25 Jul 2018
Heatwave sees 220 treated for sunburn in NI hospitals
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Heatwave sees 220 treated for sunburn in NI hospitals

The Week looks at the best tips to beat the heatwave and cut the cancer risk
20 Jul 2018
Can talcum powder give you cancer?
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Can talcum powder give you cancer?

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in ovarian cancer lawsuit
13 Jul 2018
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