Cancer - From a Non-Scientist's Perspective

Sue Dewey | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Sue Dewey

It seems to me, after seeing a dear friend die over a prolonged period, as he endured the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy in a last ditch attempt to gain a few more precious days/weeks with his family, that anything we can do to make the treatment more bearable, let alone more successful than some of the current treatment options, has got be a good thing.

Life-Changing Surgery For 'Elephant Man' With 25kg Facial Tumour

Barcroft Media | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

A man who was cruelly dubbed China’s ‘elephant man’ has had a fourth operation to remove the world’s biggest facial tumour. Huang Chuncai ...

If Death Breaks the Glass

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

I am a scared person. But it doesn't define me. Because I am also a trustful person. A loving person. With a new capacity to enjoy wiping bottoms and screaming tantrums. Because when you think the glass might break... you are thirsty, so terribly thirsty to savour every last drop.

How Gold Could Save Your Life

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Your favourite piece of jewellery may be made out of gold, but did you know the material could also be used to save your life? Tiny particles of go...

What Do Snake, Bee And Scorpion Venom Have In Common? They Could All Treat Cancer...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We usually associate bee, snake and scorpion venom with causing pain rather than preventing it. But scientists have reported these venoms could for...

This Man Had A 110kg Tumour Removed From His Back. Seeing Is Believing (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Rex Features | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Doctors have removed what could be the world’s largest tumour – weighing in at an eye-watering 110kg. Yang Jianbin, of Beijing, China, was bor...

'Fully-Formed Teeth' Removed From Brain Of Baby Boy (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

A four-month-old boy has had "multiple fully-formed teeth" removed from his brain. The baby “presented with increasing head circumference on rou...

Woman With Bubble-Like Tumours Wants To Be 'Beautiful Like Most Women'

Barcroft Media | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A woman with a rare skin condition that causes bubble-like tumours to appear across her body has been forced to flee her village after her family diso...

Plastic Chemical Has Been Linked To Prostate Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Exposure in the womb to a plastics chemical found in a host of products including water bottles, soup cans and paper receipts can increase the risk of...

'Now We Can Let Ourselves Dream About His Future': Viagra To Help Shrink Giant Tumour (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A ten-year-old boy whose life has been blighted by a giant tumour on his neck could be cured after being prescribed with Viagra. The mass was even...

New Treatment Signals Hope For Brain Cancer Sufferers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists may have found a new treatment that spells out hope for people suffering from brain cancer. The treatment creates a more effective path for...

'I'm Still Too Frightened To Look In The Mirror': Chinese Mother Receives Free Surgery To Remove Disfiguring Tumours

Rex Features/ Quirky China | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

A woman whose face was disfigured by tumours has been given a new lease of life after kind-hearted surgeons performed £60,000 of restorative surgery ...

'I Am Just Ill, I Am Not A Monster': Woman With Facial Tumours Pleads For Acceptance (PICTURES)

Rex Features/ Quirky China | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

Li Hongfang suffers from chordoma, a condition which causes abnormal masses of tissue to grow A woman whose face has been left disfigured by tum...

Toddler Set Free From Tumour Heavier Than His Own Body Weight

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Toddler, Riley Campbell, who was born with a tumour one-and-a-half times heavier than him, has finally been freed of his growth. The boy, now 16 m...

Chemotherapy Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths By A Third

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Modern chemotherapy drugs are cutting breast cancer deaths by about a third, a study has shown. Scientists analysed pooled data from...

Julian, RIP

Pearl Lowe | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Pearl Lowe

I have been lucky enough in my life not to lose anyone that I was really close to. Apart from my grandparents, who passed away in old age, I can thankfully say that my immediate family and all of my good friends are still here with me. Death is the one thing that doesn't grow easier with age and I can only hope that I am strong enough to deal with the inevitable when it eventually happens.

Could Rising Bowel Cancer Death Rates Be Avoided?

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

The lives of more bowel cancer patients could be saved if the NHS made more consultants available in emergencies and cancers were detected earlier, ex...

Treatment That Kills Breast Cancer Cells In 10 Minutes By Boiling Them

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A new treatment for breast cancer has been discovered after scientists found that breast tumours can be killed in minutes - by boiling them. The la...

Cancer Tumours '10 Years Ahead' Of Available Treatment

PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer tumours may have a head start of 10 years or more before available blood tests can detect them, a study has found. Scientists came to the...

Drug That 'Stops Prostate Cancer From Spreading To The Bones'

PA | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle


New Breast Cancer Test That Could Cut Chemotherapy Rates

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

British scientists have developed a test that could potentially spare thousands of breast cancer sufferers the ordeal of chemotherapy. In the UK al...

The 5p Beta-Blocker Pill That Helps Prevent Cancer Tumour Growth

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A tablet costing a mere five pence a day could be the key to stopping deadly cancer tumours developing, recent research published in the Cancer Epidem...

Red Wine 'Could Prevent Breast Cancer Developing Further'

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

An ingredient in red wine can stop breast cancer cells growing and may combat resistant forms of the disease, research suggests. Res...

New Cancer Drug Becomes Available In UK

PA | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A life-prolonging prostate cancer pill has been officially launched in the UK but has yet to be made widely available to NHS pati...