What really causes cancer? Learn about some of the myths in this article.
Cancer in teenagers and young adults accounts for around 1% of all cancer diagnoses. Around 2400 teenagers and young adults (aged 15-24) are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK
It’s time to build a better relationship with your body – starting with the testicles.
We recommend that you do a head-to-toe self-examination of your skin every month. This way you can find any new or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous.
Cancer treatment can be tough. But not all people react the same way to treatment. Some side-effects are worse than others and you may experience some or all of them. If you are suffering, tell your doctor as there are usually lots of things they can do to make it easier on you.
As a poll finds half of adults with possible cancer symptoms don’t contact a doctor within 6 months.
By Lisa Salmon
Scientists at the University of East Anglia are a step closer to creating a new generation of light-activated cancer treatments.
Higher consumption of ultra-processed foods may be linked to an increased risk of developing and dying from cancer, an Imperial-led study suggests.
By Conrad Duncan
Cervical cancer screenings save at least 2,000 lives every year in the UK. Here’s what you should expect from your smear test and why these screenings are important.
There are several types of cancer treatment. It’s common for a combination of treatments to be used. You may be offered treatment as part of a clinical trial.
It’s good to be aware of what your body usually looks and feels like. But there’s no need to check yourself at a set time or in a set way.
If you notice anything unusual for you, listen to your body and tell your doctor.
Spotting cancer at an early stage can save lives.
Some 40% of cancers could be prevented through lifestyle changes, the World Cancer Research Fund said.
By Ella Pickover
By Rob Mansfield
There are waiting time targets for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the different UK nations.
Australia’s skin cancer rate rising in over 50s, but ‘declining quite steeply’ among younger age groups.
By Donna Lu
New data from a large-scale genetic study led by Oxford Population Health confirms that alcohol directly causes cancer.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine reduces cervical cancer rates by 87% in women who were offered the jab between the ages of 12-13, confirms a new study.
There’s no right or wrong way to check your breasts. But it’s important to know how your breasts usually look and feel. That way, you can spot any changes quickly and report them to a GP.
Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK, and worldwide.
Harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke affect the entire body – not just our lungs. And smoking causes at least 15 different cancer types.
There is no safe level of smoking – stopping completely is the best thing you can do for your health, and there are many support and quitting options available.
Every day in the UK 10 children or young people are diagnosed with cancer