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“Cancer, the gym and me: how an unexpected diagnosis inspired me to get strong”

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson reveal how they beat cancer together

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Everything you need to know about DIY smear tests

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Lauren Mahon encourages us to make every second count

The podcast host and cancer survivor is the definition of someone who has prevailed in the face of adversity

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Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney opens up about his first Christmas without his son

The actor’s two-year-old son Henry died earlier this year after spending half his life battling a cancerous brain tumour

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Kylie Minogue wants people to stop asking when she’ll have kids

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This is what it's like to date again after having cancer.

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“I am ecstatically alive,” writes the Desperate Housewives actress.

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This woman has used her obituary to criticise the doctors who fat-shamed her

“No one offered any support or suggestions beyond weight loss”

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Husband of author who wrote heartbreaking dating profile for him speaks out a year after her death

"When I read her words for the first time, I was shocked at the beauty"

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