Cancer

Before my wife died she asked me to set up a cancer charity. Here’s why

On 16 June 2015 my beautiful, brilliant wife, Rosie Choueka, lost her brief battle with secondary breast cancer. She was…

All of the major genes causing bowel cancer have been found

A study by London’s Institute of Cancer Research has identified five genes that appear to cause bowel cancer. The researchers…

For some women the 5:2 diet may help protect against breast cancer

Women who reduce their intake of calories for just two days a week lower their risk of breast cancer, according…

Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause cancer so leave that tea to cool off

Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause oesophageal cancer, according to the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. The…

A major form of leukaemia is now known to be 11 different diseases

New research reveals that there are 11 types of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a virulent form of blood cancer. The…

How the 2008 financial crisis caused an increase in cancer deaths

The financial crisis of 2008 is responsible for over 260,000 excess cancer deaths (including many that were avoidable) according to…

Keep using your mobiles – the latest study on phone radiation is far from conclusive

A new report by US government scientists claims that radiation emitted by mobile phones can increase the risk of two…

The internet is full of nonsense ‘cures’ for cancer. Don’t be taken in

When given a diagnosis of cancer, most people understandably go into some sort of mental shock. The prospect of many…

Healthy living ‘would prevent half of all cancer deaths’

Lifestyle changes could prevent half of all cancer deaths, according to research published in the online journal JAMA Oncology. The…

Eating fruit as a teenager protects against breast cancer decades later

Eating a lot of fruit during adolescence can lower your risk of breast cancer by a quarter, according to a…

The rough guide to scanning

A consultant radiologist explains how tell your MRI from your CT and normal ultrasound from an echocardiogram

Cancer survivor Stan Bembenek tees up

Cancer is terrifying. But there is a case for optimism too

With a good prognosis it may not be as serious as type 2 diabetes

Squeamishness is leading to thousands more deaths from bowel cancer

The British are fairly squeamish when it comes to matters of the bottom. We are nothing like our fellow northern…

A new melanoma-busting therapy is a genuine advance in the war on cancer

A new skin cancer therapy eradicates advanced melanomas in more than a fifth of patients, according to trial results presented…

Study hints at power of gut bacteria to protect against cancer

Several studies have suggested that bacteria in the gut could be used to reduce the risk of certain types of…

Could being married increase the life expectancy of cancer patients?

A new peer-reviewed study published in the journal CANCER has revealed a link between marital status and the life expectancy…

‘Ginger gene’ raises your melanoma risk even if you keep out of the sun

Carriers of the ‘ginger gene’ are more susceptible to melanoma, according to new research. And, although red hair and freckles…

‘Vegetarian gene’ raises the risk of cancer and heart disease

Populations that have eaten a vegetarian diet over several generations have an increased risk of heart disease and cancer, according…