Cancer Research UK

How Cancer Turns Your Calendar Upside Down...

Keely Kiernan | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Parents
Keely Kiernan

In September 2011 my son, Rhys, was diagnosed with a brain tumour. My partner and I couldn't believe what was happening. Rhys was only four and had to go straight into surgery to remove the tumour - it was terrifying, and from that moment our world was turned upside down.

GCSE Student Distraught After Coursework Accidentally Sold In Charity Shop For Just £5

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage girl and her mother have launched a major social media campaign to find her GCSE coursework after it was accidentally sold in a charity shop...

Inspirational Father's Day Stories, 2017: My Dad Was My Hero

Serena Taylor-Wright | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Serena Taylor-Wright

To me, Father's Day isn't just about thinking of a gift that will make your dad happy or going to visit him if you haven't seen him for a while, it's about honouring all the dads who have fought their hardest to be the best and most supportive man in their child's life.

What You Should Know About Secondary Breast Cancer, Following Olivia Newton-John's Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Olivia Newton-John has revealed that her breast cancer has returned and spread to her lower back. The 68-year-old Australian singer has been forced to...

7 Warning Signs Of Anal Cancer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Anal cancer is a rare form of cancer, affecting roughly 1,200 people each year in the UK. The risk of developing the disease increases as a person age...

5 Signs Your Mole Might Be Cancerous

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We all have moles, yet not all of us check them for changes. This is concerning, as malignant melanoma is the second most common form of cancer among ...

Thousands Visit GP 'Three Times Or More Before Being Diagnosed With Cancer'

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of people diagnosed with cancer in A&E each year have visited their GP three times or more with symptoms, research shows. The most comprehen...

Scientists Have Found A New To Fight Breast Cancer And Say It Could Be A Game Changer

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech

A new method of combating breast cancer has been discovered by scientists after they pinpointed a key driver for its growth and spread. Researchers fo...

31-Year-Old Non-Smoker Dies From Lung Cancer After Being Told Symptoms Were 'Stress'

PA Real Life Features | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A young woman who never smoked has died of lung cancer aged 31, after doctors initially diagnosed her symptoms as ‘stress’. Andrea Flint died afte...

Can You Spot The Signs Of Vulval Cancer?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Vulval cancer affects roughly 1,170 women in the UK each year. It affects the the area of skin between a woman’s legs which is made up of two outer...

People Are Drawing Penises With Their Fitness Trackers For A Very Important Reason

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Men and women are using their GPS fitness trackers to create giant penises - and it’s for an incredibly important cause. A New Zealand-based charity...

Mastectomy And Post-Surgery Swimwear Is Better Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Style

Let’s be fair, post-surgery clothing has long been associated with the old-fashioned, but things are looking up as its shaken off its stuffy connota...

Multimillion-Pound Investment In Pancreatic Cancer Project Could 'Mark New Era' For Treatment

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A multimillion-pound pancreatic cancer project is set to launch in the hope of discovering new treatment for one of the most deadly cancers. The seri...

'Google Earth' For Tumours Could Change Cancer Diagnostics And Drug Testing Forever

Nick Peel | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Peel

Think of a tumour like a rapidly growing city within a patient's body. Doctors can scan the patient to locate the tumour, much like a satellite can scan the earth and map its cities. And scientists can get a sense of the tumour at 'street level' by looking at its communities of cells through tissue samples and gene-sequencing technology.

100 Million Ready Meals And Takeaways Being Consumed By UK Adults Each Week

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Adults in the UK are eating at least 79 million ready meals and 22 million fast food and takeaway meals every week, according to new figures. Cancer R...

Fashion Helped Me Cope With The Death Of My Mother

Caroline Jones | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Style
Caroline Jones

banner I like who I am. I am my mother's daughter and I see flashes of her every time I look at my photographs. Yes I have inherited a wobble of the upper arm but I'm also blessed with strong, poker straight, natural coloured hair; trouble free skin and good teeth. I've learned that good posture, the art of bothering and wearing the right colours transform me. Some would say these are tricks of the eye - I would agree.

Weight Gain Over Lifetime 'Can Dramatically Increase Cancer Risk'

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Gaining weight over a lifetime can vastly increase a person’s risk of getting certain types of cancer, according to new research. People who are ov...

'Worrying' Number Of Doctors Not Offering Preventative Breast Cancer Drug To At-Risk Patients

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Many family doctors aren’t offering at-risk patients a preventative breast cancer drug, a charity has said. The comments from Breast Cancer Now co...

Woman Reveals The Unusual Breast Check Method That Could Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has opened up about the unexpected breast check method that she hopes will save countless lives. Hayley Browning, 27, from Chelmsford, Essex,...

Single Mum Gets Tattoo To Cover Breast Cancer Scars, Then Falls In Love With The Artist

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Nina Cristinacce chose to have a tattoo to cover her mastectomy scars, it was her way of embracing the future and leaving the pain of breast canc...

Acts Of Unity Pulled Me Through...

Alice Sydney | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Sydney

The following day I was in hospital for tests and then transferred to another hospital. All the time with a member of family by my side. I organised deferring exams from my hospital bed and got friends to tell the others who needed to know.

We Need To Change The Way The World Thinks About Cancer

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

More and more people will start surviving their cancer. Perhaps we will get to a day when cancer is thought of in the same way as bacterial infections are today. People used to die of toothache. Nowadays that is very rare indeed.

We Won't Let Cancer Divide Us

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

One in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, which is why I think this cause resonates with everyone. In a short amount of time Stand Up To Cancer has established itself in the hearts, minds and televisions of people across the UK and I can't wait to see where the future takes us.

When One Of Your Children Is Diagnosed With Cancer, It Feels Like Everything Else Around You Stops

Shumoan Karim | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents
Shumoan Karim

When one of your children is diagnosed with cancer, it feels like everything else around you stops. All you can focus on is doing whatever you can to help them get better. Your life becomes a blur of hospital appointments and treatment, speaking with doctors, nurses, and reassuring everyone (including yourself) that it will all be ok.

Scientists Are Treating Cancer With Bubbles

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dr. Sam Godfrey

Beating cancer and helping others can be a huge motivator for scientists like me, but for many of us, it's also the journey into the unknown, the technical challenge, the never-ceasing wonder that attracts us to a career in science.