Tag Archives: Cancer

The HPV Vaccine Is A Cancer Vaccine, Not A Sex Vaccine

Marcia Cross, actress best known for her work on the hit television show Desperate Housewives, recently revealed that she is being treated for anal cancer, which is seen in less than 1% of cancer cases each year. The actress wanted to share her story, not only to raise awareness of this rare cancer, which may… Read More »

Cancer: Breakthrough treatments to target drug resistance

The world’s first drugs designed to stop cancer cells becoming resistant to treatment could be available within the next decade, scientists have said. A £75m investment to develop the drugs has been announced by the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). Chief executive Prof Paul Workman said cancer’s ability to adapt to drugs is the biggest… Read More »

‘I had a severe itch in my leg… later I was told it was cancer’ – Woman (30) on shock diagnosis

Rebecca McDonald Rebecca McDonald is now recovered. Since her recovery she has learned to drive and is now learning to swim. ‘I had a severe itch in my leg… later I was told it was cancer’ – Woman (30) on shock diagnosis Independent.ie A 30-year-old woman who suffered an incessant itch in her leg for… Read More »

Bacon, ham, red meat link to bowel cancer

Even moderate amounts of ham, bacon and and red meat are linked to bowel cancer, experts have warned. People who stick to guidelines from Britain’s National Health Service on red and processed meat consumption still increase their risk of bowel cancer by a fifth compared with those who eat very small amounts, a study part-funded… Read More »