Sugary drinks linked to cancer

"Drinking a third of a fizzy drink a day `increases risk of breast cancer by 22% – and fruit juice is just as dangerous`," reports the Sun.

The headline is based on a large ongoing study that assessed sugary and artificially sweetened drink intake in more than 100,000 adults in France.

All drinks w

Posted On July 11, 2019

Having fewer `friendly vaginal bacteria` linked to ovarian cancer

"Having too few `friendly` vaginal bacteria may increase a woman`s chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers," BBC News reports.

The news is based on a study that compared the make-up of vaginal bacteria in women with and without ovarian

Posted On July 10, 2019

Success of HPV vaccine could lead to end of cervical cancer

"HPV vaccine programme in schools `could wipe out cervical cancer for good`," reports the Mail Online.

Researchers in Canada summarised 65 studies from 14 countries that have introduced HPV vaccination since it became available a decade ago. The vaccine targets several strains of human papilloma virus (HPV),

Posted On June 27, 2019

Many women unaware of the link between alcohol and breast cancer

"Millions at risk of breast cancer as 1 in 5 don’t realise booze can be to blame," reports The Sun. This headline comes from a recent study in which 205 women attending breast clinics and mammography screening appointments were asked about their awareness of alcohol as a risk factor for developing breast cancer.

Posted On June 19, 2019

Major study finds no link between night shift work and breast cancer

"Night shifts do not increase breast cancer risk, study concludes," reports The Guardian.

This reassuring headline follows analysis of information about more than 100,000 women in the UK over a 10-year period.

A link between night shift work and breast cancer risk was first proposed 30 years ago.

Posted On May 29, 2019

Sleep apnoea possibly linked to cancer risk in women

"Snoring or waking up exhausted `could be linked to cancer`," reports the Sun.

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a relatively common condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing.

This makes

Posted On May 22, 2019

Drinking very hot tea linked with risk of 1 type of oesophageal cancer

"Drinking piping hot tea or coffee could `double your risk of developing tumours in the oesophagus`," reports the Mail Online.

A study of more than 50,000 people in Iran showed that those who drank 700ml (about 2 to 3 mugs) of black tea a day at temperatures of 60C or above were almost twice as likely to go

Posted On March 21, 2019

Online tool helps men choose best prostate cancer treatment

"Prostate cancer patients could be spared needless surgery thanks to NHS risk calculator," reports the Sun.

UK researchers have developed a tool to estimate a man`s chances of surviving 15 years after a prostate cancer diagnosis, based on age, cancer type and other health problems.

The tool can show

Posted On March 13, 2019

Cervical cancer `could become a thing of the past`

"Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100," reports The Guardian.

The headline is prompted by a new study that predicted what might happen to cervical cancer over the next 50 years.

Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), and there are effective

Posted On February 20, 2019

A nagging sore throat may be an early sign of cancer

"Sore throat that won`t go away `could be a sign of cancer` doctors warned," reports The Independent.

Cancer of the larynx, or voice box, affects about 1,700 people a year in the UK. Most cases develop in people aged 60 and above and it is more common in men. It can be treated, and early detection and treatment

Posted On January 30, 2019

Do shop receipts contain cancer-causing chemicals?

"Up to 90 per cent of receipts contain cancer-causing chemicals, experts have warned," the Mail Online reports.

In a new study, researchers looked at whether the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could be found in shop, till, cashpoint or similar types of receipts.

BPA used to be widely used in the manufacture

Posted On January 16, 2019

Media claims of breast cancer testing tool are premature

The UK media has reported on a "game changing" breast cancer gene test. The Times made the bold statement that "Women will be told their exact lifetime risk of getting breast cancer … allowing some to take drugs to prevent the disease". The Mail Online said that "GPs will use an online tool to predict women`s risk".

Posted On January 15, 2019