Cancer Research UK

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.

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 04.02.2017 | 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 08.01.2017 | 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 29.12.2016 | 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 09.12.2016 | 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 25.11.2016 | 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 06.11.2016 | 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 12.10.2016 | 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 12.10.2016 | 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 21.09.2016 | 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 ...