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David’s Story – Male Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer has always been a difficult subject to talk about, but tackling the barriers that keep the disease taboo has become an increasingly important part of helping people survive and cope. As part of Male Cancer Awareness Month, ex-serviceman David Howarth has shared his experience of being diagnosed with cancer twice with Yorkshire Cancer Research.   “My father always said you don’t have a day off work unless you’re in […]

Bursary Scheme for Diagnostic Staff Promotes Excellence in Early Diagnosis

A £150,000 scheme to support the early diagnosis of suspected cancers through the development of specialist diagnostic staff and improved patient care is being launched today (June 12) by Yorkshire Cancer Research and the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance.     Yorkshire Cancer Research – the county’s dedicated cancer charity – and the Alliance, one of 19 around the country charged with delivering at local level the improvements in […]

There is no such thing as a safe tan, warns Yorkshire Cancer Research

Yorkshire Cancer Research is warning those looking for a ‘healthy glow’ this summer to think twice before using sunbeds.     The charity has refuted claims made in a new campaign launched by the Sunbed Association to drive people into its tanning salons.     The organisation made a series of untrue assertions through its social media channels, including one that stated there is no evidence that sunbeds cause skin […]

Cyclists invited to sign up for popular Selby Three Swans Sportive

With cycling season now well underway, riders inspired by the pros are being invited to add this year’s Selby Three Swans Sportive to their calendar of events.   The popular bike ride takes place on Sunday, September 2, and will once again include a choice of 30, 60 and 100 miles.   The event’s flat and picturesque routes, which start and finish at the famous Selby Abbey, have become firm […]

Yorkshire patients to be recruited for omega-3 bowel cancer trial

Bowel cancer patients in Yorkshire will soon have the chance to take part in a major clinical trial funded with a £1.5m investment by Yorkshire Cancer Research.   The trial will aim to find out if taking an omega-3 fatty acid naturally found in fish called EPA can help prevent bowel cancer from coming back after surgery.   450 patients undergoing surgery for bowel cancer that has spread to the […]

Sheffield bowel cancer survivor backs calls for screening improvements

A bowel cancer survivor from Hope, near Sheffield, is backing calls by Yorkshire Cancer Research for proposed improvements in screening to be urgently rolled out across the country.   Christine Ord was diagnosed with bowel cancer in July 2014 at the age of 61. She had taken part in the current screening programme, but her cancer wasn’t picked up by the test.   At the moment men and women in […]

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