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Ageing population one of the main causes of increase

4,000 cancer patients undergo unnecessary treatment as result of breast screening

Breast cancer screening leads to thousands of women undergoing unnecessary treatment despite saving lives, according to an independent review.

UK ovarian cancer survival rate lags behind other countries, say researchers

Women are less likely to survive ovarian cancer in the UK than in other comparable countries, researchers have said.

Breastfeeding 'cuts obesity risk'

Mothers who breastfeed reduce their risk of obesity decades later, research has shown.

Now you can give when taking cash out

You can donate money to charities when withdrawing money at more than 10,000 cash machines across the country from this week.

Poverty harms bowel cancer survival

Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas are 24% less likely to survive than more affluent patients, research suggests.

Figures show fall in number of cancer deaths

The number of people in their 50s dying prematurely from cancer in the UK has reached a record low, new figures have revealed.

Study to test spice curcumin's ability to fight bowel cancer

A UK trial is investigating whether a curry ingredient can improve the treatment of patients with advanced bowel cancer.

Actress Stefanie Powers, left, who had lung cancer, is backing the campaign, as are Ricky Gervais and Jenny Frost, who lost their mothers to the disease

Bad cough is lung cancer's main symptom, highlights campaign

It is Britain’s most lethal cancer but most people do not know the principal symptom that may indicate its presence.

Designer packs being used to lure new generation of smokers

Tobacco companies are resorting to slick presentation to target children aged six to 11

Scientists hail revolutionary breast cancer breakthrough

A dramatic breakthrough in breast cancer research will lead to a revolution in the way the disease will be diagnosed and treated in years to come, leading cancer specialists said yesterday.

Samantha Harper found a cancerous lump in her breast two weeks after giving birth to her son Freddie in 2009

Genetic testing breakthrough could pave the way for breast cancer 'silver bullets'

A dramatic breakthrough in breast cancer research will lead to a revolution in the way the disease will be diagnosed and treated in years to come, leading specialists said yesterday.

Lung cancer rates in women are 'rising'

Rates of lung cancer are continuing to rise in British women, with more than 18,000 cases diagnosed in 2009, according to new figures from Cancer Research UK.

The 10 Best running events

Not quite up to this month’s London Marathon? Try one of the shorter – or sillier – races in our selection

Womb cancer deaths increase by 20 per cent

A dramatic rise in the number of women diagnosed with womb cancer means death rates have risen by almost 20% in the last decade, figures suggest.

Bigger waistlines linked to rise in kidney cancer

Expanding waistlines are blamed today for soaring rates of kidney cancer which have more than doubled since the 1970s.

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