Embarrassment makes women avoid smear tests, charity says

22 Jan

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but a majority are not aware of the risk.

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Mouth infection warning – why you should never ignore dry mouth

19 Jan

DRY MOUTH symptoms include bad breath, dry lips and a soreness inside the mouth. Recurrent mouth infections and gum disease could come as a result of ignoring dry mouth.

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Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’

19 Jan

Scientists move nearer to one of the biggest goals in medicine – a universal blood test for cancer.

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Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?

18 Jan

Testing everyone for cancer risk genes would save lives and is cost effective say doctors.

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Chemistry ‘Van Gogh’ could help with cancer

17 Jan

Scientists capture “incredible” images of instructions contained in DNA being read

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Beads of Courage

15 Jan

Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.

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BRCA gene mutation ‘doesn’t affect breast cancer survival’

12 Jan

Young women with breast cancer have the same survival rates regardless of whether they have the BRCA gene mutation, a study suggests.

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