NHS Treatment for Stage IV Cancer Shouldn't Feel Like an Unwinnable Battle

Heather Lawrence | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Heather Lawrence

By avoiding the bleak statistics and that loaded word 'terminal', she helped me learn that I was living with cancer, not dying from it. For that I am grateful.

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. ...

The Truth About Britain's 'Cancer Crisis'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A leading cancer charity has warned that the UK will soon be facing "a cancer crisis of unmanageable proportions". The number of people living with...

The April Fools' Day Prank That Was For A Very Good Cause

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Comedy

We thought we'd give a special mention to one April Fools' Day prank we missed during our coverage yesterday. Wynsors shoes have devoted a few page...

Self-help Strategies to Deal With Chemotherapy

Karin Sieger | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Cancer treatment varies depending on the nature and progression of the disease. It can focus on eliminating cancer tumours and cells, slowing down or stabilising the spread of the disease.

Skin Cancer Charity Warn Against Using Sunburn To 'Deepen' Tan

PA | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A cancer charity has raised concerns about the number of people who admit that they sunburn on purpose in order to "deepen" their tan. Macmillan Ca...

Half Of Britons Will Develop Cancer In Their Lifetime By 2020

Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In just seven years' time almost one out of every two people will be expected to get cancer during their lifetime, a charity has warned. Macmillan ...

Lucy Sherriff

Students Under Fire Over Cancer Charity Event | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student union officer has accused his fellow students of "scabbing" by hosting a Macmillan Cancer charity event for which Starbucks provided free co...

Study Reveals Cancer Costs Average Patient £570 Per Month

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Having cancer costs the average patient around £570 a month, research suggests. Four in five cancer patients are forced to pay out the "whopping" ...

Patient Experience Must Not Be a Postcode Lottery

Jagtar Dhanda | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Politics
Jagtar Dhanda

Earlier this month health secretary Andrew Lansley hailed the 'fantastic' achievements of hospitals across England after the results of this year's national cancer patient experience survey showed three out of five hospital trusts have improved the level of care and support they provide to cancer patients... but it's not the whole story.

Cancer to Affect One in Four Older People by 2040

Ciaran Devane | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ciaran Devane

By 2040 over four million over-65s will be living with cancer in the UK. That is one in four of all over 65s and almost double the proportion in 2010.

Teacher Faked Cancer To Gain Pupils' Sympathy

Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents have expressed their horror after it emerged a primary school teacher faked being terminally ill with cancer. Nicola Hibberd forged letters...

Where You Die Does Matter

Ciaran Devane | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ciaran Devane

How we treat people at the end of life is the mark of our society and we only get one chance to get it right. It is time to forget about taboos, to find out what people's end of life wishes are and to act now to improve the system so that these can be respected. If we don't, people will continue to die alone in hospital unnecessarily.

Age Is a Number Not an Excuse to Treat Older Cancer Patients Differently

Ciaran Devane | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ciaran Devane

There is growing evidence to show age remains a dominant factor when treatment decisions are made and that many older people who could benefit from treatment, like surgery or chemotherapy, just aren't getting it.

Who Is Caring for Cancer Carers?

Ciaran Devane | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ciaran Devane

Today, Macmillan Cancer Support launches new research which reveals for the first time the number and profile of people caring for others with cancer. And the results are concerning. Everyone affected by cancer deserves the right support and that includes cancer carers. It is a small simple step which can have such a good and lasting impact on carers. These people who selflessly give of themselves for the benefit of others shouldn't be forgotten any longer.

Cancer Patients 'Relying On Charity To Pay Fuel Bills'

PA | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK

Cancer patients are becoming increasingly reliant on charity handouts to heat their homes as they struggle to pay rising fuel bills, newly-published f...

Cancer Patients 'Forced To Cut Back On Food'

PA | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics

Cancer patients are forced to cut back on buying food and other everyday essentials as a result of their disease, a charity has warned. One in six ...