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.
A cancer charity has raised concerns about the number of people who admit that they sunburn on purpose in order to "deepen
In just seven years' time almost one out of every two people will be expected to get cancer during their lifetime, a charity
A student union officer has accused his fellow students of "scabbing" by hosting a Macmillan Cancer charity event for which
Having cancer costs the average patient around £570 a month, research suggests. Four in five cancer patients are forced to
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.
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.
Parents have expressed their horror after it emerged a primary school teacher faked being terminally ill with cancer. Nicola
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.
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.