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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 […]

The truth about e-cigarettes

So much of the coverage of e-cigarettes in the media portrays them in a negative way, and this has led to confusion among the general public and the misperception that e-cigarettes are as harmful as tobacco cigarettes.   We want all smokers to be given accurate and balanced information about the relative risks of smoking and e-cigarette use, so we’ve put together an FAQ to help you make an informed […]

Ruth Hughes on how she and Friends Raised an Incredible £10,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research

With the support of family and friends, Ruth Hughes raised £10,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research following the sudden death of her husband. In this blog post she explains more about her experience.   We began fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research last year in memory of my late husband Nigel Hughes who died suddenly in January 2017. Nigel worked for Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire as Head of Public Health and Engagement. […]

Thoughts from Jo – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2018

Jo Beagley, who was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in July 2014 at the age of 39 kindly writes for us this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (OCAM). Jo shares her thoughts on what life with cancer is really like, her coping mechanisms and dealing with worries. Her reflections, although written as part of OCAM, can strike a chord with anyone adapting to living with a cancer diagnosis.   Thinking […]

BRCA Journey marks World Cancer Day with cross-communal Shabbat service

To mark World Cancer Day, which took place on Sunday, February 4, BRCA Journey organised a cross-communal World Cancer Day Shabbat (Sabbath) service.   BRCA Journey is an organisation formed by a group of people in Leeds who have personal experience or professional interest in hereditary cancer risk, particularly in the Jewish community. They aim to help raise awareness of BRCA gene mutations and support those who may be affected.   […]

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