Cancer Prevention

Alcohol - How Does It Give Us Cancer?

Lucy Eccles | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Eccles

Research by World Cancer Research Fund shows that drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of several cancers: bowel, breast, mouth and throat, oesophageal, stomach and liver. In the UK, 21,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year if nobody drank alcohol, but how does alcohol actually interact with us to cause such a drastic effect?

Cancer Isn't Soft, So Why Is This New Approach?

Samantha Walsh | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

So when my latest invitation arrived a few days ago I knew instantly what it was and tore it open eagerly (which may sound surprising, but no checks for three years has left me feeling anxious - like walking a tightrope between skyscrapers without a safety net).

The Ticking Time Bomb of Cervical Cancer

Robert Music | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Music

We have previously undertaken research which has shown that there are so many reasons behind women not attending screening and these vary across age groups, ethnicities and socio-economic groups. Lack of time, embarrassment and not understanding what the test is for are but a few.

These Small Villagers Could Hold The Key To Preventing Cancer And Diabetes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A group of Ecuadorian villagers, who suffer from a syndrome which makes them smaller than the average person, could hold the key to preventing illness...

The Snowball Effect: HPV

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

When it comes to HPV infection, there is a kind of snowball effect. You only need to have had sex with just one other person, who in turn may have slept with another person unknowingly carrying the HPV infection, for the contagious virus to spread.

Ovarian Cancer Screening Could Cut Deaths By A Fifth, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A simple, annual blood test could help prevent one fifth of women from dying of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. A study of 200,000 women foun...

Majority Of Cancers Caused By Lifestyle Factors, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The majority of cancers are caused by lifestyle and environmental factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol and air pollution, a new study has found. ...

Man With Cancer Has Mouth Rebuilt From His Arm Tissue

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

After being diagnosed with advanced mouth cancer, David Barwell needed to have a tumour the size of a plum removed from his throat. Surgeons were ...

7 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Cancer Risk Without Really Trying

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The latest figures predict one in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives, but it doesn’t have to be that way. To coincide w...

The UK Has Cancer - And it's Spreading Fast, Like... a Cancer!

John Piears | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK
John Piears

The previous Government set a measly target to bring the UK up to the average survival rates for Europe; an increase of just 3% after 5 years. How can we achieve a breakthrough in the battle against cancer when our aim is to do no better than other countries are already doing? And meanwhile, other countries are probably investing more, setting more ambitious targets and forging even further ahead.

Too Many Vitamins Could Increase Your Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Thought you could never have too much of a good thing? Well actually, you can. Despite popular belief that vitamins are good for you, having too ma...

Broccoli Could Be Key To Preventing 'Fatal' Cancers

Eureka / The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Broccoli could be the key to preventing "fatal" tumours such as head and neck cancer, according to scientists. Researchers in the US found that bro...

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...

This May Lower Your Risk Of Bowel Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eating a pescetarian diet may lower your risk of bowel cancer according to a new study. People who ate fish and vegetables - but no meat - were 43%...

Drugs Intended For Eye Disease Could Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drugs that prevent the development of treatment-resistant prostate cancer may be in prospect following the discovery of a new protein. The molecule...

Four Foods To Lower Your Risk Of Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With new statistics from Cancer Research revealing that one in two people will develop cancer, it's well worth taking small steps to minimise the risk...

Too Young for Cancer?

Libby Blanchard | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Blanchard

Everyone wants to believe he is immune to cancer, especially the young. But it is time that we abandoned the false sense of security inherent in the myth that we are too young for cancer. Doing so would lower the rate of late-stage diagnoses, improve outcomes, and create more inclusive and supportive communities for patients and survivors.

Here's Why You Should Always Reach Out To Someone With Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Much is said about the health side effects of having cancer, but not enough about the emotional mountain that faces someone undergoing treatment. ...

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....

Husband Dies Mere Weeks After His Wedding. Here Are His Poignant Last Words

PA | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A young bride has told how her groom delayed having vital medical tests for lung cancer so he could get married – only to die in her arms just weeks...

Have You Done Your #SmearForSmear Selfie Yet?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women (and men) across social media are being urged to share selfies with lipstick smeared on their face as part of a cervical cancer awareness campai...

Could The Air We Breathe Be To Blame For Lung Cancer

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With every breath you take you could be harming your health. That's according to new research that suggests oxygen in the air we breathe may play a...

Why Are 40% Of People Ignoring Abnormal Bowel Cancer Test Results?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Two-fifths of people who have an abnormal bowel test result and are referred for further investigation decide to drop out of the screening process, a ...

New Pill Could Help With Advanced Skin Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A revolutionary new pill for advanced skin cancer that may offer new hope to people with resistant disease is to be trialled in the UK next year. L...

New Pill Could Help With Advanced Skin Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A revolutionary new pill for advanced skin cancer that may offer new hope to people with resistant disease is to be trialled in the UK next year. L...