Lung cancer starts in the windpipe (trachea), the main airway (bronchus) or the lung tissue. Cancer that starts in the lung is called primary lung cancer. Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK. Around 48,500 people are diagnosed in the UK each year. Lung cancer gets more common as you get […]
Breast cancer is when abnormal cells in the breast begin to grow and divide in an uncontrolled way and eventually form a growth (tumour). Breast cancer most commonly starts in the cells that line the milk ducts of the breast. It is the most common cancer in the UK. It mainly affects women, but men […]
The video shows one of our member’s experiences of womb cancer. Cancer of the womb may be called several different names by your healthcare professional including uterine cancer (the medical name for the womb is uterus), or endometrial cancer which is a cancer of the lining of the womb. Womb cancer is the fourth most […]
Sarcomas are cancers that can affect any part of the body, on the inside or outside, including the muscle, bone, tendons, blood vessels and fatty tissues. Sarcoma is rare, with only 15 people diagnosed with sarcoma every day in the UK. That’s about 5,300 people a year. There are around 100 different subtypes of sarcoma. […]
Each year in the UK, around 5,700 people are diagnosed with myeloma. Myeloma is a blood cancer or bone marrow cancer coming from the plasma cells in the body. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell made in the bone marrow. Plasma cells form part of your immune system, normal plasma cells produce […]
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, but most skin cancers can be cured if caught early. There are two main types of skin cancer: non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma skin cancer. Most skin cancers are caused by skin damage that happens from exposure to the sun. The damage from […]
We now have a new Facebook page – Deaf Cancer Support UK. We will be using this page to post relevant Cancer information and events. Follow us on there. We will also will use Instagram soon, we will let you know once it’s up and running.
Staff at Self Help UK undertook a quick learning challenge to sign one word in BSL. Transcript ‘Hello, I would like you know that this week is Deaf Awareness week, our hearing Staff at Self Help UK have joined us to celebrate Deaf Awareness week. We filmed a few of them as they learned some […]