Cancer Care

With survival rates for common cancers better than ever these days, there’s still plenty we can do to help protect our health. Browse our useful tips and articles on early diagnosis, cancer screening and seeing off the big C. 

Cancer care awareness

As the most common form of cancer suffered by women most of our lives will be touched by breast cancer. 

Be aware

Early diagnosis

An early diagnosis can have a real impact on how your condition is treated and the development of any further health issues.  

The benefits

Routine check-up revealed cancer

Alex Marshall thought his health assessment would be run of the mill. He tells Benenden what happened.

Read Alex's story

Beating bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer, the earlier it’s identified, the better the chances of successful treatment. 

Symptoms

Bowel cancer: what you need to know

It’s the third most common type of cancer in the UK and yet one of the least talked about – knowing the facts can be life-saving. 

Know the facts

Cervical cancer and you

Read our guide to Cervical Cancer and You; explaining the key facts and highlighting the importance of regular screening.

Find out more

Seeing off the Big C

With survival rates for common female cancers better than ever these days, there’s still plenty we can do. 

Expert tips

Sun-kissed skin

Only 24 per cent of us use sunscreen regularly, while 22 per cent don't use it at all. Find out why your skin needs protection.

Sun kissed skin

Skin cancer: how to check your moles

Every day in the UK, two people in the 15 to 35 age group are diagnosed with malignant melanoma.

How to check

Skin cancer: my story

Teresa Finlay was successfully treated for a malignant melanoma. She tells Benenden why she hasn't sunbathed since. 

Read Teresa's story

The railway childs grown up

Actress Jenny Agutter on approaching 60, her wellbeing regime and her charity work. Article by John Lyttle.

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Is crowd sourced funding the future?

The past five years have been unrelentingly tough for cancer charities, is crowd-sourced funding the future?

Read full article

Charity campaigns: the low down

What do awareness campaigns really achieve in terms of education and changing health behaviours? 

Awareness campaigns

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