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NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening

Image copyright Science Photo Library Cancer screening programmes are to be reviewed following high-profile mistakes that have put thousands of patients in England at risk. NHS England has asked former government cancer tsar Sir Mike…

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Cancer treatment patients get beauty workshops

Learning you have cancer is traumatic and daunting. Losing your eyebrows, eyelashes and hair because of chemotherapy is demoralising and overwhelming. A cancer charity is providing practical support for people struggling with the visible side…


Michelle Keegan vlogs about her cervical cancer screening

Image copyright PA Image caption The actress said she would use excuses to avoid the test Michelle Keegan has urged women to go for smear tests in an Instagram post about her own test. The…


Lynette McHendry ‘asked to sign cancer death warrant’

Image caption Lynette McHendry has been living with cancer since 2015 A mother-of-two with terminal cancer says she has been told to sign a form stating she has six months to live or risk losing…


Fraserburgh fake diet and cancer treatment women ordered to pay £820,000

Image copyright Getty Images Two women who sold fake diet pills and cancer treatments have been ordered to repay more than £820,000. Helen Buchan, 52, and Carol Wiseman, 50, were directors of the Aberdeenshire firm…


Gleneagles chef Andrew Fairlie stands down after cancer diagnosis

Image copyright Andrew Fairlie Image caption Andrew Fairlie was first diagnosed in 2005 Renowned Scottish chef Andrew Fairlie is stepping down from his Gleneagles restaurant after revealing he has a terminal brain tumour. The 54-year-old,…



‘Morning people’ have lower breast cancer risk

Image copyright Getty Images Women whose body clocks mean they are “morning people” have a lower risk of developing breast cancer, say UK researchers. The team at the University of Bristol says the reason why…


Newspaper headlines: PM showdown and ‘early risers cancer boost’

By BBC News Staff Some of the papers focus on the group of people who put a model of Grenfell Tower on a bonfire – some people may find the images featured below distressing. Image…


Glowing chemical ‘could aid brain cancer surgery’

Image caption The chemical causes tumours to glow pink under UV light A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely, a trial suggests. Scientists gave people with…


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