Cancer Awareness

Woman Bravely Reveals Devastating Effects Of Sinus Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has told of the ordeal she went through after developing an aggressive tumour that began to eat away at her face. Now, after undergoing re...

Bollocks to Cancer!

Matt Marchant | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Marchant

I wasn't too bothered about losing a testicle, I didn't feel any less of a man, it was after all trying to kill me, so the quicker it was out the better. Within two weeks it was gone, and there had been no signs of it spreading.

Woman's Graphic Skin Cancer Selfie Raises Awareness Of Sunbed Dangers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: Graphic Images A woman who used sunbeds up to five times a week has posted a graphic selfie of her skin cancer on Facebook, in a desperate...

Realism

Jonathan Deakin | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Deakin

I appreciate everything I do now so much more than before. I suppose it is because I am constantly aware of the fact that if things had gone slightly differently then there is a very good chance that I wouldn't be here now.

Take These Words Out of the Dictionary - Revisited

Rosie Choueka | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Choueka

Last November when I was going through treatment for my primary breast cancer I blogged about the top ten words or phrases that, as a breast cancer patient, I feared or loathed the most and wanted removed from the dictionary. In the last few weeks and months since my secondary diagnosis, I've revisited these.

Back in the Game!

Jonathan Deakin | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Deakin

There is unlikely to be a happy ending for me as at the moment my disease is 'incurable'. But I have had a second operation which removed virtually all of the tumour and following a course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy I am now having clear scans.

Why Did Angelina Have Her Ovaries And Fallopian Tubes Removed?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Angelina Jolie Pitt has revealed her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after early signs of cancer were detected. The actres...

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

Naomi Orme | Posted 13.04.2015 | 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 06.04.2015 | 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 21.03.2015 | 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 20.03.2015 | 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 27.04.2015 | 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...