Cancer

Whether you're preparing for treatment, recovering from surgery or would like to find out more information, our health specialists provide content to help you manage and understand cancer. Our Health hub also explains the signs and symptoms to look out for, as well as offering tips to help reduce your risk.

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The importance of cervical screening

A cervical screening is a test offered to women between the ages of 25 and 64 as a way to prevent cervical cancer.

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Six things you should know about cervical cancer

Every day around eight cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in women in the UK.

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Eight things you should know about testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is a relatively rare cancer, affecting just one in 100 men in the UK.

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Mr Jamshed Shabbir, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Jamshed Shabbir explains what bowel cancer is, the symptoms and how it's diagnosed and treated.

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What is blood cancer?

Blood cancer refers to a group of cancers that can affect your bone marrow, blood or lymphatic system (part of your immune system).

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CT vs. MRI scan

CT scans and MRI scans are non-invasive methods to capture images of the inside of your body. We look at the differences between the two...

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Diet and lifestyle: six tips to reduce your risk of cancer

There are over 350,000 cases of cancer each year in the UK and one in two people will develop some form of it during their lifetime.

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How to perform a self-exam for testicular cancer

Testicular cancer affects around 2,300 men each year in the UK, making it relatively rare.

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Coping with a cancer diagnosis

Everyone reacts differently to a cancer diagnosis.

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Prostate cancer: from diagnosis to treatment

Prostate cancer is now the second most common cancer in the UK and the most common cancer in men.

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Eight tips to help you quit smoking

It is now widely known that smoking is bad for your health.

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Bowel cancer: signs and symptoms

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. However, over half of cases are diagnosed at a late stage.

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The stages of breast cancer explained

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.

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Colon and rectal cancer explained

Colon cancer and rectal cancer are two different types of cancer that begin in the bowel.

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Nine signs of bladder cancer

Every year, more than 10,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with bladder cancer.

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Chemotherapy: what to expect

Chemotherapy is a form of treatment used to either kill cancer cells or to slow their growth.

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How do MRI scans really work?

MRI scans are used to capture detailed images of what’s going on within your body and unlike an X-ray or CT scan, do not use radiation.

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Moles: when should I worry?

Moles are small growths on your skin and most of the time, they’re harmless. However, they can sometimes develop into cancer.

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Testicular cancer: diagnosis and treatment

Testicular cancer occurs when the cells in your testicles grow abnormally.

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Six early signs of breast cancer you shouldn’t ignore

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK and affects one in seven women at some point in their lifetime.

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How to reduce your risk of skin cancer

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world.

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Recovering from lung cancer surgery

Lung cancer surgery is a major operation and it’s normal to feel worried about your recovery and life after surgery.

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Lung cancer: diagnosis and treatment

Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK.

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What is head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer is an umbrella term covering a number of different cancers that can develop in areas of the head and neck.

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What to expect during a mammogram

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.

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