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Obese women 40 per cent more likely to get cancer

Obese women have around a 40 per cent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of a healthy weight.

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Women say lack of confidence stops them getting to the top

Cancer Research UK survey reveals the barriers women face in their careers to launch the new ‘Women of Influence’ initiative.

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Women on the march for Cancer Research UK

Royal Navy Commander leads pink march to highlight need for increases in breast cancer screening uptake and fundraising

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One stop breast clinics best for women

High-quality one-stop breast clinics could be the most effective way to spot breast cancer early, a study published in the British Journal of Cancer* reveals today (Wednesday).

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Number of women dying from breast cancer hits record low

The number of women dying from breast cancer has fallen to less than 12,000 for the first time in almost 40 years, Cancer Research UK reveals today.

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Kevin Adams and Christopher Biggins dig in their heels for Cancer Research UK

The ‘stiletto’ shoe was on the other foot in London today as a group of men joined Jade Goody’s close friend Kevin Adams and actor Christopher Biggins to pay a light-hearted but touching tribute to the inspirational women in their lives, by strapping on a pair of high heels for a walk of empathy in support of Cancer Research UK’s women-only Race for Life 2009 series.

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Deadly skin cancer now threatens women in their twenties

The deadliest form of skin cancer has now become the most common kind of cancer for women in their 20s – according to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK which launches its 2009 SunSmart campaign today.

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Celebrity Women ‘Line-up’ for Race for Life

London commuters did a double take this morning as an unlikely cast of famous women recreated one of the most iconic movie posters of all time, in a live billboard ad to launch Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2009 series.

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One or two drinks a day increase the risk of cancer in women

Women who regularly have one or two alcoholic drinks a day increase their risk of several cancers according to a new report from Cancer Research UK published today.

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Breast cancer rates fall as women abandon HRT

Breast cancer rates among women in their 50s are falling at the same time as the number of women under 60 receiving prescriptions for hormone replacement (HRT) has halved – according to Cancer Research UK.

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