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The single biggest risk factor for cancer is age, with around half of all cancer cases occur in people aged 70 and over in the UK.

Ageing cells could be ticking cancer time bomb

Cancers that occur in later life could be down to the way our cells age, according to a paper published in Nature Cell Biology.

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Men’s cancer risk to climb to one in two as research drives up survival

A man’s lifetime risk of developing cancer is set to reach one in two by 2027 according to new Cancer Research UK figures released today (Wednesday).

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Is the healthcare system failing elderly people with cancer symptoms?

A new report published today – and widely covered in the media – raises difficult questions about how cancers are…

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Breast cancer – why do the over-70s often fare worse?

A new study published in the British Journal of Cancer today sheds some light on why older women with breast…

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Why are breast cancer rates increasing?

Although more and more women are surviving, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and it has been on the rise for several years.

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Bowel cancer screening to be considered from age 25 for high risk group

CANCER RESEARCH UK-funded scientists have discovered that a genetic marker can be used to identify relatives of bowel cancer patients who are much more likely to develop the disease than the general population. The research suggests that for these families with an unusually high risk, screening for bowel cancer might be needed from the age of 25, while for those without the marker it is safe to start screening later. The study is published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology*.

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Chance of dying from cancer is falling

The chance of dying from cancer before the age of 84 is becoming much smaller for most types of cancer and should continue falling over the next 20 years according to a new study from Cancer Research UK.

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Older women unaware of higher breast cancer risk

Many older women, who are no longer routinely invited for breast screening, are not aware that increasing age is a major risk factor for the disease – according to a report published today in the British Journal of Cancer.

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Can healthy living really slow the ageing process?

Most of us are aware that a healthy lifestyle is good for us – it can reduce our risk of…

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Bad breakfast habits could harm long-term health

Skipping breakfast and snacking on sugary and fatty foods could be fuelling Britain’s rising obesity rates among the under 25s according to new findings.

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