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People are twice as likely to live at least 10 years after being diagnosed with cancer than they were at the start of the 1970s, new research shows. More than 170,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed in the 1970s and 1980s are still alive - an "extraordinary" number,…
Royalty, a rock legend and a popular comedian put a smile on the faces of young children as they opened a state-of-the-art cancer unit in Glasgow. The Who frontman and long-time charity patron Roger Daltrey joined Kevin Bridges and Sarah, Duchess of York, at the new Teenage Cancer Trust unit…
There is strong evidence that alcohol causes seven types of cancer and probably others, a review has concluded. A study of existing research found strong evidence of a direct, harmful effect of drinking, even though scientists are unsure of the exact biological reasons why alcohol causes cancer. Writing in the…
The Welsh Government is asking people who have had treatment for cancer on the Welsh NHS to share what they think of the care they received. The survey will begin to land on the doormats of 11,000 cancer patients next week, and will ask them to rate the care they…
Women who believe they have overcome breast cancer are being failed "every step of the way" when they experience symptoms of the disease coming back, a damning report has found. The study, for the charity Breast Cancer Care, said some women had their concerns - such as back and bone…
A cancer patient was mistakenly given double the dose of radiation required for their treatment, a new report has revealed. Two radiographers at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre both incorrectly calculated the amount of radiation to be given when the patient was being treated for multiple myeloma - a type of…
A new report by Sheffield Hallam University has revealed that, despite an abundance of government recommendations on end of life care in England, there is uncertainty as to whether they have led to improvements in patient care. As the Government responds to the Review into Choice at the End of…
The "sun, sea and sangria" generation of older people is being diagnosed with deadly skin cancer at an alarming rate, a charity has warned. More than 10,000 people aged 55 and over have - for the first time - been diagnosed with the most serious form of skin cancer in…
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