Cancer Awareness

To Smear or Not to Smear... Why Don't They Have a Choice??!!

Naomi Orme | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Orme

Once upon a time there was a beautiful teenage girl who had everything to live for and a bright future ahead.. Then she began to experience severe abdominal pain and irregular bleeding.. She was sensible and body conscious and went to her doctor immediately.

Husband Of Tony Blair Aide Who Died Of Cancer Invents Breath Test

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The husband of Kate Gross, the aide to Tony Blair who died of colon cancer on Christmas day, has invented a breath test that could detect lung cancer....

I Never Expected to Be Diagnosed With Cancer at Thirty

Amy Williams | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Williams

Up until last spring I had been enjoying life as a healthy gym bunny, always outgoing and taking on everything life had to offer. I had noticed I'd been feeling more tired lately, and had a feeling that something wasn't right - but I never expected to hear the C word.

10 Myths About Cancer (And Why They Are Nonsense)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer may be one of the most common diseases in the world, but there are still a number of myths surrounding it that need to be debunked. Can supe...

Facts Stranger Than Fiction

Emily Clark | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Clark

In my dance with the dreaded C word, strange things have happened. This journey isn't one on which the expected happens, simply by the fact that its nature is to be unexpected. No one expects to have cancer, especially young...

It's Every Mother's Fear That She Will Leave Behind Her Children

Jean Gross | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jean Gross

It's every mother's greatest fear that she will have to leave her children. My daughter Kate Gross lived with that fear for more than two years, before she died of colon cancer a few weeks ago. I wish she was here now so I could tell her that the boys are getting on just fine. Oscar and Isaac were three when Kate was first diagnosed. Twins, but very different little beings. Oscar dark-haired, violet-eyed, solid - and with an astonishing ability (in Kate's words) to 'focus on things, to know them utterly'. Isaac, blond and agile and restless. 'Each of them,' she says, 'carved out his own space in my heart, a space which fits him exactly.'

This Will Increase Your Risk Of Lung Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

BRCA2, the defective gene linked to breast cancer and ovarian cancer, has now found to play a role in people who develop lung cancer. One in four ...

Living with Secondary Breast Cancer: Quality of Life

Ismena Clout | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ismena Clout

My life has changed forever now. My life is being in bed or on the sofa. It's having friends visit for a few hours a day to keep me company. It's having relatives stay to give me a break from having to look after myself. Sure, life doesn't look like what it used to, but it's still a life.

Living With Secondary Breast Cancer: What It Is Like to Retire at 39

Ismena Clout | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ismena Clout

My cancer journey has been going on for 10 years now. When it started I was just getting into the frame of mind of having serious relationships; getting married and having children. As things have turned out, I've had to sit on the sidelines watching my friends do it instead. After I was diagnosed I knew I would never have children.

#NoMakeUpSelfie Update

Lucy Roberts | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Roberts

There's no way to avoid technology on a day to day basis, so is there an issue with utilising this online access to the world wide public? It opens up another avenue for individuals to become lazy, but also, it's a great source of widening people's knowledge and understanding of the world around them, and bringing major issues to light.

Five Signs to Check for Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Cristina Criddle | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the controversy surrounding no make-up selfies to raise breast cancer awareness, knowing which symptoms to look out for is crucial. Most women...

Cervical Cancer Screenings Fall To 'Pre-Jade Goody Levels'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the fight against cervical cancer, a new app has been launched to try and encourage women to take up cervical screening. The Put Yourself in th...

#yourenothelpinganyone: Are "#nomakeup" Selfie's Really Helping Raise Cancer Awareness?

Blaize Henry | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Blaize Henry

For those troubled souls who still do not engage with any social media, I will attempt to provide context on my confusing and/or unreadable title.

Medical Research Is Not Funded By Selfies

Emma Watts | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Watts

My facebook timeline was flooded with selfies this morning. Bare-faced, no-filter (ahem) selfies, posted by friends in the name of cancer awareness and asking others to do the same. In my usual bleary-eyed, early morning confusion I couldn't understand why, on a social networking site where most of us scroll mindlessly through the interminable selfies of the people on our friends list every single day, another selfie would help cure cancer.

Bladder Cancer: How To Spot The Symptoms

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After a feature ran claiming that people were less likely to see their GP over mouth cancer symptoms than they were bladder cancer, the founder and di...

Elena Baltacha Diagnosed With Liver Cancer Aged 30: How To Spot The Symptoms

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Former British number one tennis player Elena Baltacha has been diagnosed with liver cancer at the young age of 30. "I'm currently undergoing treatmen...

What Does Disease Smell Like?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Disease, believe it or not, has a smell. According to researchers, a machine with an 'electronic nose' can detect breast cancer - producing results th...

WATCH: Do The Can-Can To Help Beat Pancreatic Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Comedy

We here at HuffPost UK Comedy are always on the lookout for the next viral video dance craze. Gangnam Style. Harlem Shake. Twerking. And now... the ca...

Most People Don't Know These Two Things Can Prevent Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The World Cancer Research Fund said that many people do not know that there is a lot they can do to prevent cancer, and are especially unaware of the ...

Bauballs Are Possibly The Best Tree Ornament Ever - Tell Your Nan It's An Upside-Down Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As Movember draws to an end, a great way to keep the focus on testicular cancer is to invest in a pair of 'bauballs' - testicle-shaped Christmas decor...

Cancer Survival Rates Greatly Depend On How Rich You Are By Up To A Third

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer patients living in the most deprived parts of England are a third less likely to be alive five to 10 years after diagnosis than those in the mo...

Poorna Bell

Husband Documents His Wife's Terminal Breast Cancer In Heartbreaking Photo Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In an incredible photo story called The Battle We Didn't Choose, Angelo Merendino documented his wife Jennifer's journey from being diagnosed with bre...

Breast And Prostate Cancer Survival Rates Improve

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Survival rates for breast and prostate cancer continue to improve but remain low for pancreatic and stomach cancer, new figures show. More than 80%...

How To Style Your Moustache

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Now you've decided you're doing Movember the next step is to figure out what style you're going to go for. Choose carefully - no one wants to be a...

Movember: What Is Testicular Cancer And How Can You Spot The Symptoms?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Need a good excuse to get into Movember? The charity endeavour - which involves you growing a moustache for the month of November - shines a light on ...