Cancer

Sometimes living with disease is better than being treated for it

When 90-year-old American widow Norma Bauerschmidt was diagnosed with terminal cancer, it was far from being the beginning of the…

Turmeric: a powerful weapon against disease or just a tasty spice?

It is news that should warm any curry lover’s heart: eating spicy food may be good for your health —…

metastasis

Altering a gene ‘slowed cancer spread in mice by 75 per cent’

Metastasis, or the spread of cancer around the body, is responsible for up to 90 per cent of all cancer…

prostate cancer

Laser treatment hailed as a ‘game-changer’ for prostate cancer

A pioneering new treatment can clear low-risk prostate cancer without any debilitating side effects, according to a study published in…

Melinda Messenger

Don’t bash Melinda Messenger. Anxiety about the HPV vaccine can’t just be ignored

Dr Chris Steele, the resident doctor of ITV’s This Morning, took Melinda Messenger to task on the show last week.…

chocolate

No, cancer patients don’t need to give up chocolate

Cancer patients should avoid chocolate, according to Daily Mail Online. ‘Ingredient found to make tumours spread around the body —…

aspirin

Wider aspirin use would help more people live past 80

Taking a low dose of aspirin daily can lower the risk of heart disease and cancer in people aged over…

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…

beer

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…