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Cancers can start in many different organs but we rarely hear about cancers starting in the heart. We sat down with cardiologist Dr Rohin Francis to find an answer for the question: what makes the heart so special?
Understanding why children get cancer is a huge task and extremely complex. In our latest Science Surgery, we spoke with Dr Francis Mussai about the differences between children and adult’s cancers.
We chat to neurosurgeon Dr Stuart Smith about the differences between benign and cancerous tumours, and how the word ‘benign’ can often be misleading.
There are many unanswered questions about how and why cancer spreads around the body. But one thing we do know is that only some cancers metastasise.
It can be strange to think of cancer cells not dividing, but sleeping cancer cells could help to explain why some cancers come back after treatment.
Our latest Science Surgery instalment answers the question, ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’
Cancer treatments can work in lots of different ways, aiming to kill tumour cells or keep them under control. But unfortunately, the effects don’t always last forever.
Cancer can affect any age group but we see many more cases in older people.
For almost all skin cancers, the environmental carcinogen is sunlight, according to Professor Richard Marais. Here’s how scientists uncovered the link.
It’s hard to talking about cancers ‘knowing’ something, but they can have predictable patterns of spread. And scientists are beginning to understand why.