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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Nine signs of lung cancer you should know about

Lung cancer is the biggest cause of cancer death in the UK.

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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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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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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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Breast cancer Q&A with Miss Michelle Mullan

In this video Miss Michelle Mullan, Oncoplastic Breast Consultant, explains what breast cancer is and how it's treated.

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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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Caring for a loved one with cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer is a difficult thing to go through but not just for the person receiving the diagnosis.

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Colon cancer symptoms and screening (bowel cancer)

Colon cancer starts in the large intestine (colon), which is the final part of your gut.

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Colonoscopy procedure

A colonoscopy is an examination of the lining of your colon (large bowel).

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Diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer

Around 7,500 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year, making it one of the 10 most common cancers affecting women.

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Surgery and other treatments for brain tumours

Around 12,000 brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumours are diagnosed in the UK every year.

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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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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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Ovarian cancer: eight early signs and who is at risk?

Around 7,400 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year 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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