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Ovarian cancer

The UK’s ovarian cancer death rate has fallen 17% since 2017, according to a new study

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Lauren Geall
  • Cervical cancer screening: why women’s health campaigners are criticising the extension of testing from 3 to 5 years in Wales
    Health

    The reason so many women are outraged over Wales’ changes to cervical cancer screening

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    Health

    BBC Radio 1’s Adele Roberts shares powerful tribute to the NHS after bowel cancer surgery

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    Wellbeing

    4 female artists turning chronic illness into empowering art

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Wellbeing

Experts explain the link between exercise and breast cancer

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two scientists explain how physical activity can reduce your risk.

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Chloe Gray
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Stanley Tucci attends the "Worth" premiere during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 24, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Celebrity

Stanley Tucci explains why his cancer diagnosis made him “more afraid and less afraid”

The actor has, for the first time, opened up about the health scare he faced three years ago.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Health

Why you should take more notice of how much you bleed on your period

“We want every individual to know their normal and to get abnormal bleeding checked.”

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Amy Beecham
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Lauren Mahon
People

“Covid is leaving cancer patients behind and it’s not good enough”

There are two kinds of big C words and one is getting wholly forgotten about

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Lauren Mahon
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Everything you need to know about the new at-home DIY smear tests

NHS England is making at-home kits available to some women as part of a new scheme intended to boost cervical screening rates.

Podcasts

Nicola Mendelsohn on why she decided to keep working after being diagnosed with incurable cancer

The tech titan talks the importance of community, positive thinking and embracing her vulnerability.

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Charley Ross
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Beauty

Meet The C-List, the first ever beauty platform for people with cancer

It’s packed with “cancer-kinder” product recommendations, tutorials and advice.

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Hanna Ibraheem
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Health

5 ways you can support someone with cancer according to a psychotherapist

Plus, one woman’s story of how she’s living with an incurable diagnosis

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Nobody Told Me podcast
Podcasts

“Nobody Told Me… I Would Carry On Working Despite Having Incurable Cancer”

Nicola Mendelsohn, CBE shares her story on Stylist's latest podcast episode.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hair

Me, my hair and cancer: a survival story in selfies

A cancer survivor explains how she grew to see her hair loss as an emblem of resilience after going through chemotherapy

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Jenni Elbourne
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Celebrity Gogglebox for Stand up to Cancer on Channel 4
TV

Line of Duty fans can’t stop laughing at this Celebrity Gogglebox moment

It was a special episode for Stand Up To Cancer.

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Hollie Richardson
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“I’m a Black breast cancer survivor – this is why I’m campaigning for more support”

Leanne Pero was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 30.

Smear tests and cervical cancer.
Long Reads

“What a rare cervical cancer diagnosis during lockdown taught me about listening to my body”

One writer shares her experience of having cancer in lockdown.

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V Varilly
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Long Reads

“How it feels to be planning a wedding while my mum recovers from cancer”

“What if my mum isn’t here for my wedding?”

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Celia Jones
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Life

Lauren Mahon aka Girl vs Cancer’s story of surviving breast cancer set for TV series

"Actually crying constructing this caption. It’s been the most challenging time of my life. I’ve only tried to have it make me not break me."

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Megan Murray
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Long Reads

Why are women diagnosed years later than men for the same diseases?

No, you're not a hypochondriac for being concerned about your body. The gender health gap is real.

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Jennifer Lipman
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People

Shannen Doherty’s cancer is back, but she still has an inspirational message for us

“Life doesn’t end the minute we get that diagnosis.”

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Jessica Rapana
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How to really live in the moment, by someone with terminal cancer: Sarah Lloyd with her husband, Billy, and their son, James
Long Reads

What living ‘in the moment’ really means, by someone with incurable cancer

“I allow myself to experience the sadness and have a good cry. I’ll carry it to bed and, thankfully, it lifts by morning.”

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Amy Swales
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Busy Philipps’ tribute to her late colleague is a must-read for anyone suffering a loss

The actor honoured her talk show’s editor in the most powerful way.

Life

“After I was told I had incurable cancer, I went back to work”

Facebook executive Nicola Mendelsohn was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma in 2016.

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Susan Riley
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