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Charity volunteers thanked for decades of fundraising

Volunteers were thanked with special awards for their long service to Yorkshire Cancer Research during an annual meeting last week.     Members of the charity’s 34 local voluntary groups attended the meeting in Harrogate, where they were thanked for their incredible dedication to the charity and updated on the vital research and community health projects they have helped to fund.     Groups marking significant anniversaries in 2018 were […]

Men and cancer – Male Cancer Awareness Month June 2018

Did you know that men go to the doctors half as often as women do?   Or that men are more likely to get cancer, and more likely die from it, than women?   Men in Yorkshire are also more likely to get cancer, and die from it, than men in England as a whole.   These are worrying facts.   There are ways that men can reduce their risk […]

Enterprising Guides raise £170

Members of the 28th Harrogate Guides presented a cheque for £170 to Yorkshire Cancer Research after holding an ‘Enterprise Evening’.     The Guides were split into groups and each group was given £5 to buy raw materials or ingredients to make products they could sell. The Guides then sold their creations to parents and the public.     The money raised was donated to Harrogate-based charity Yorkshire Cancer Research, […]

Sunbeds – The Facts

Last week the Sunbed Association launched a shocking campaign claiming to bust ‘myths’ about the dangers of using sunbeds.   During Sun Awareness Week – an event designed to raise awareness of the importance of staying safe in the sun – the organisation chose to post harmful information about sunbeds on its social media accounts.   Using a sunbed may be particularly tempting during the summer months when the pressure […]

The pros and cons of the PSA test

More than 40,000 men in England were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015, and more than 10,000 men died from it.   In Yorkshire alone, 3,600 men were diagnosed, while nearly 1,000 men died1.   It is the second most common cancer in England, and the third most common cause of cancer-related death2.   If a man is diagnosed with cancer at the earliest possible stage, they have an extremely […]

Cervical Cancer Vs. Ovarian Cancer – Understanding the Differences

There’s a reason doctors spend seven years training in medical school – anatomy is hard, no doubt about it.   The human body has up to 78 organs, with more than 10 of those making up the female reproductive system in a woman’s body. So when it comes to understanding the inner workings of our nether regions, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little clueless. Not to mention a tad […]

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