Cancer

Higher protein intake may help against breast cancer

Women with breast cancer are slightly more likely to survive the disease if they increase their protein intake, according to…

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A beer a day to raise your risk of prostate cancer? Don’t believe it

Having just a drink a day could raise men’s risk of prostate cancer by a fifth, a study published in…

Could vitamin D pills help protect against bladder cancer?

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer, according to a study presented this week.…

A novel therapy for certain breast cancers isn’t the same as a ‘major breakthrough’

Researchers from King’s College London have identified a molecule crucial to the growth of breast cancer that they say could…

No, having cancer did not heal my life

Of all the crackpot theories, that’s the biggest lie of all

How Tiggy and Johnnie Walker survived cancer together

Tiggy Walker nursed her Radio 2 DJ husband through cancer. Then roles were reversed, hears Damien Love for Benenden.

Prostate cancer test: Ben Stiller says it saved his life, but here’s why top doctors avoid it

The American actor and director Ben Stiller said last week that a simple blood test saved his life from prostate…

Germany’s ‘alternative’ clinics offer false hope to cancer patients like Leah Bracknell

It was reported last week that the ex-Emmerdale actress, Leah Bracknell, has started a campaign to raise funds for alternative…

Why smear tests matter: cervical screening ‘saves 2,000 lives a year’

Cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths, according to research at Barts and the London School of…

Monitoring prostate cancer may be just as good as treating it

The three main treatment options for prostate cancer are equally effective, according to research published in the New England Journal…

Is ‘modern life’ to blame for a rise in cancer among children?

The number of young people diagnosed with cancer has risen by 40 per cent since 1998, according to a statistical…

HRT and breast cancer: here is what you should know

A large new study has found that the most common form of hormone replacement therapy (combined HRT) nearly triples the…

Transplant technique tested on mice could change how we treat a host of diseases

A new technique for bone marrow transplants tested so far only in mice could transform the treatment of a host…

Ovarian cancer is usually found too late. A new discovery may help to change that

Researchers from the University of Oxford have identified a marker for ovarian cancer that could potentially lead to much earlier…

Study ‘proves alcohol causes cancer’. The problem? There wasn’t a study

A new study has proved that alcohol causes cancer according to the front pages of the Guardian and the i…

The ‘low-fat’ dark ages are over — evidence shows the Mediterranean diet is best

More evidence has been forthcoming this week regarding the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet and its positive impact on health.…

Eating oily fish ‘cuts risk of death from bowel cancer’

Bowel cancer patients could increase their chances of surviving the disease by eating oily fish once a week, according to…

A gene that causes one in 20 cases of prostate cancer has been identified

Researchers have discovered a gene that could be responsible for five per cent of prostate cancer cases, according to a…