Category “Cancer”

Welsh Labour leadership candidate proposes smoking ban in city centres

November 13th, 2018
Welsh Labour leadership candidate proposes smoking ban in city centres

One of the favourites in the Welsh Labour leadership race is proposing to ban smoking in town and city centres across Wales. Mark Drakeford, who is believed to be first in line for the position, has included plans for a widespread smoking ban in his manifesto. Smoking is currently banned indoors, but Mr Drakeford’s proposals […]

New report suggests obesity will be the leading cause of cancer cases in women by 2043

September 25th, 2018
New report suggests obesity will be the leading cause of cancer cases in women by 2043

A new report suggests that obesity will be the most common cause of preventable cancer cases in women by the year 2043. Research conducted by Cancer Research UK claims that obesity will overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer in females over the course of the next 25 years. At the moment, around […]

Cancer charity raises concerns over lack of awareness of womb cancer symptoms

July 10th, 2018

A cancer charity has raised concerns over a lack of awareness of the signs and symptoms of womb cancer. Womb cancer is currently the 4th most common type of cancer diagnosed in women in the UK, yet research suggests that many women are unaware of the potential warning signs. The Eve Appeal is keen to […]

A million smokers quit in France as health officials laud anti-smoking measures

May 29th, 2018
A million smokers quit in France as health officials laud anti-smoking measures

One million people have quit smoking in France, as health officials praise the introduction of a raft of anti-smoking measures. Figures published by Public Health France suggest that there were a million fewer regular smokers in 2017 compared to 2016. The body has claimed that new anti-smoking measures have contributed to a growing number of […]

Men urged to talk more, as Macmillan suggests women are twice as likely to ask for help following cancer diagnosis

May 1st, 2018
Men urged to talk more, as Macmillan suggests women are twice as likely to ask for help following cancer diagnosis

Macmillan Cancer is calling for more to be done to help men open up after research revealed that women are twice as likely to ask for help following cancer diagnosis. Craig Toley was just 29 years old when he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Craig was devastated by the diagnosis, but he felt unable to […]

Charity raises concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses

April 10th, 2018
Charity raises concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses

A charity has raised concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses, after a study revealed that 37 percent of cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. A report by the charity, Orchid, revealed that almost 4 in 10 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed at a late stage (stages three and four). A quarter of cases […]

Research reveals an increase in weight-related cancer cases

March 27th, 2018
Research reveals an increase in weight-related cancer cases

New research suggests that there has been an increase in the number of cases of cancer that are related to carrying excess body weight. Cancer Research UK claims that the number of cases of cancer caused by smoking is falling, while those associated with obesity and being overweight are increasing. The charity found that 6.3 […]

NHS England reveals breakthrough in prostate cancer diagnosis

March 6th, 2018
NHS England reveals breakthrough in prostate cancer diagnosis

NHS England has shared details of a significant breakthrough in trials used to find a more effective, quicker prostate cancer diagnosis method. CEO of NHS England, Simon Stevens, said that a ‘one-stop service’, which is currently under trial in London, could reduce diagnosis time from around six weeks to a few days. The testing process […]

Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

February 6th, 2018
Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

For the first time since records began in the UK, the number of men who died from prostate cancer has exceeded the number of women being killed by breast cancer. The latest figures show that in 2015, breast cancer caused 11,442 deaths and 11,819 men died from prostate cancer. In light of the news, Prostate […]

Scientists take a step closer in bid to find universal blood test for cancer

January 24th, 2018
Scientists take a step closer in bid to find universal blood test for cancer

Scientists have hailed a major breakthrough in the quest to find a universal blood test for cancer. Researchers from John Hopkins University have been working on trials to develop a blood test, which could help to increase the chances of early detection and treatment. The team has trialled a method, which enables them to detect […]

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