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Melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK have reached an all-time high according to new analysis released today from Cancer Research UK. Melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK have reached an all-time high according to new analysis released today from Cancer Research UK.

by Sophie Wedekind | News | 7 July 2023

7 July 2023

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series That Cancer Conversation
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This latest episode features 3 guests who explore how cancer can impact sexual wellbeing and what can be done to help. This latest episode features 3 guests who explore how cancer can impact sexual wellbeing and what can be done to help.

by Cancer Research UK | Podcast | 28 April 2023

28 April 2023

This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series That Cancer Conversation
Becky and Joe with their three children

During Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, we talk to Becky whose partner Joe died in 2018, leaving her and their three young children to come to terms with his death. During Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, we talk to Becky whose partner Joe died in 2018, leaving her and their three young children to come to terms with his death.

by Alison Birkett | Personal stories | 21 April 2023

21 April 2023

Kizi, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, with some of the information leaflets he was given

Kizi and his wife Emma share the challenges they faced when he was diagnosed with a cancer that predominantly affects the opposite sex: a whirlwind of change and female-centred care. Kizi and his wife Emma share the challenges they faced when he was diagnosed with a cancer that predominantly affects the opposite sex: a whirlwind of change and female-centred care.

by Elisa Mitchell | Personal stories | 7 February 2023

7 February 2023

A black woman at a doctor's appointment

A new study has revealed that Black women from Caribbean and African backgrounds are more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancer at later stages, when treatment is less likely to be successful.  A new study has revealed that Black women from Caribbean and African backgrounds are more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancer at later stages, when treatment is less likely to be successful. 

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 27 January 2023

27 January 2023

Maria with some of the wigs she's made

In 2008, Maria was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. In 2019, she started her online wig making business, which has gone on to provide wigs for up to a hundred women who have lost their hair during chemotherapy treatment. In 2008, Maria was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. In 2019, she started her online wig making business, which has gone on to provide wigs for up to a hundred women who have lost their hair during chemotherapy treatment.

by Jemma Humphreys | Personal stories | 16 December 2022

16 December 2022

Loren (left) and Dinny (right), who both lost their voices during their cancer treatment

Dinny and Loren had different types of cancer, and in both cases the disease took away their voices. Until, of course, they found a way to break the silence. Dinny and Loren had different types of cancer, and in both cases the disease took away their voices. Until, of course, they found a way to break the silence.

by Paula Young, Jane Redman | Personal stories | 2 December 2022

2 December 2022

Black in Cancer co-founders Dr Henry Henderson and Sigourney Bonner on stage at the start of teh Black in Cancer conference

Many cancers affect Black people differently. Often, their outcomes are worse. There's a long way to go to change that, but this is how we can start. Many cancers affect Black people differently. Often, their outcomes are worse. There's a long way to go to change that, but this is how we can start.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 31 October 2022

31 October 2022