Cancer Research UK

Cancer Will Not Rob Me of My Smile

Christine Anne Nuttall | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Anne Nuttall

Life can be cruel at times but at least I have been able to support others as a result of what I have been through and I just hope that one day a cure for this dreadful disease will be found. In the meantime I intend to keep smiling!

This Leaves Me Fuming

Nicky Rogers | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Rogers

The very idea that funding for Stop Smoking Services may be considered an 'optional extra' leaves me fuming, and I'll tell you why...

The Only Thing I'm Wearing Is My Unity Band

Alex King | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex King

When I was asked to support World Cancer Day and take part in the nude shoot I was apprehensive at first, however I knew that I wanted to do everything that I could to support the campaign.

Sober Sisters: Binning the Booze for Our Best Bud

Joanne Wright | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Wright

When one of my closest friends, Rachel, was diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas a few years ago, I was speechless and didn't know what I could possibly do to make her feel better.

I Was Told I Had Incurable Cancer at 30

Stevie Gill | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stevie Gill

A day later the results were back and it wasn't good news. It was cancer. I was totally stunned and broke down in tears. We were all shell shocked - I never in my wildest dreams thought it would be cancer.

My Kids Are an Inspiration...

Sharon Michaels | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Parents
Sharon Michaels

Everything in our lives then abruptly changed. After a quick physical check, the paediatrician at the hospital took my husband and me into a side room away from Naomi and told us that she suspected the lump was a form of lymphatic cancer.

The Bad News...

Alison Guttridge | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Alison Guttridge

It's easy to dismiss symptoms that you don't think are important. In some cases there are no symptoms, in my case and luckily for me there was. Early diagnosis can save your life, know your body and never ignore changes that may occur. Always seek medical advice if you're unsure.

Do Me a Favour...

Stacey Payne | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stacey Payne

In the last ten years, deaths from cancer have fallen, however, I dream for a day when cancer can no longer cause heartbreak amongst families like mine and will continue to help by raising money to make this dream a little closer to reality.

Seven Questions We Must Answer to Beat Cancer

Nick Peel | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Peel

Seven months ago Cancer Research UK set about finding the biggest challenges in cancer research. Here's the result.

Stand Up to Cancer and Know the Top Five Cancer Myths

Casey Dunlop | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Casey Dunlop

Most breast cancers aren't detected through screening - instead they're found in other ways such as women going to their GP after noticing changes. There's no right or wrong way to check your breasts.

My Cancer Journey

Amanda Adams | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Adams

It's funny how just when things are going well life decides to throw in a major curve ball. Well that's just what happened to me, and this is my story. On June 13th 2012 my life as I knew it changed forever. This was the day that I was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Your 10k Training Guide - The Final Leg

Rory Knight | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rory Knight

The last few days of any running plan should involve tapering off on your training. Reduce your mileage to prevent fatigue and ensure that you step onto that start line in optimal physical condition.

Your 10k Training Guide - Part Two

Rory Knight | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Sport
Rory Knight

If you've not made as much progress as you would have liked, don't be discouraged. Old habits don't disappear overnight though; just ensure that you are striving to move in the right direction and taking it one step at a time.

How to Prepare for Your First 10k

Rory Knight | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rory Knight

Now you're been inspired to hit the streets and found your nearest Race for Life 10k event (they are nationwide), how do you break into this running fraternity? It's easy! Cost wise, you have no excuse. An expensive gym membership isn't required, and at present there is no toll or oxygen consumption charge levied at runners that I know of.

Keeping Fit In Middle Age May Help Men Survive Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Many men up their fitness game in their 40s and 50s to ward off the dreaded middle-aged spread and to protect their hearts, and now a new study has fo...

Most Women Would Back The Idea Of More Breast Screening - Why?

Eurekalert/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Following the worrying news that the number of women getting screened for breast cancer is falling, new research has revealed that 85% of women would ...

Dry January. How Was It for You?

David Hall | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Hall

If we look at behavioural theory, there's evidence to suggest that the sceptics might be overstating the futility of January austerity. One of the most powerful forces in behaviour change is social norms, the simple idea that we are heavily influenced by what others do.

Cancer Delay Figures Do Not Tell the Whole Picture

Suzanne Trask | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Suzanne Trask

A greater public awareness of the symptoms to look out for is needed to help improve cancer survival rates in England. According to the recently pu...

Why Is Man V Food's Adam Richman Posing With A Football On His Nethers?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In reference to World Cup 2014, Man V Food's Adam Richman (these days more man, less food) is seen posing naked for Cosmopolitan magazine's July issue...

Why I'm Taking the 'Organic Food Doesn't Influence Cancer Risk' Headlines With a Pinch of Organic Salt

Amy Leech | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Leech

Such a thing as the impact of pesticide exposure on health is a small, albeit important, part of a million piece puzzle we are only just starting to solve. It cannot be denied that this research is incredibly important, it is welcome and essential and I'd hope that in 10 years' time we'd have seen more research so we could start to make conclusions on this issue.

Developing A New Vaccine Could Prevent 200,000 New Cancer Cases

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A vaccine to prevent infection with a common herpes virus, the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), could help prevent up to 200,000 new cancers worldwide each y...

Poorna Bell

The Make-Up Free Selfie Cancer Campaign Haters May Be Feeling Pretty Stupid...

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The make-up free selfie campaign that was designed to raise awareness about breast cancer by getting people to tweet selfies with #NoMakeUpSelfie, fac...

More Proof Plain Cigarette Packaging Is A Good Thing

PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Cigarettes in brightly coloured packs are considered to be less harmful than others, a poll suggests prompting health campaigners to renew calls for p...

Can Mushrooms Cure Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Like vitamin C, mushrooms have been spoken about in holistic circles as being a wonderful cancer prevention and cure. Whether or not this is true,...

Dryathlon Diary Week Two - Re-e-Lapse (Almost)

Tom Stroud | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Stroud

I spent the first couple of days genuinely enjoying my sobriety. Stress levels were lower and I slept like a baby, even rising early doors to hit the hotel gym while my colleagues slept off their hangovers. However, on the third night, our group decided to go out to sample of Manchester's famed nightlife...