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No, HRT isn’t ‘harmless’ – there are risks as well as benefits

Yesterday saw some bold, but extremely misleading headlines about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being “harmless”. This unfortunate statement flies in…

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Hormone replacement therapy does increase cancer risk

Cancer Research UK is deeply concerned for women’s health amid headlines that taking Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is safe.

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Antioxidants, free radicals and melanoma spread – what’s going on?

We explore new research looking at how antioxidants and free radicals might affect the ability of melanoma cells to spread around the body.

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May I take your metaphor? – how we talk about cancer

When it comes to talking about cancer is one metaphor better than another?

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80p of every £1 you give us is used to beat cancer: why The Sun’s article on our spending is plain wrong

Our response to misleading claims in the media about how we spend the money we raise

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How do you sell death? The tangled world of illicit tobacco

To mark World No Tobacco Day, we look at the illicit trade in tobacco, and how how the tobacco industry itself plays a role

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‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

Hoax emails about cancer risks and treatments are misleading and confusing, so don’t pass them on. Here are the facts behind the claims.

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Health apps: a note of caution

We take a cautious look at the latest trends in mobile technology. Do they really help us lead healthier lives?

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An important message for cancer patients: Beware the ‘cannabis oil’ scammers

We have become aware that scammers are tricking cancer patients and their families into handing over money for ‘cannabis oil’,…

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Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle

We look at new research showing no link between dietary dioxins and breast cancer – but how does this fit into the wider debate on chemicals and cancer?

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