Category Archives: Breast Cancer

The next government must make high quality cancer care a priority during, and after, the upcoming general election

Guest Blog by Ellie Rose, Public Affairs Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support There are now 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. By 2020, this is estimated to rise to 3 million. And by the end of next year … Continue reading

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The Cancer Drugs Fund is a symptom of the bigger problem

Back in October 2010 when the coalition government desperately needed a diversion from the storm brewing over their healthcare reforms, they announced the new £50m cancer drugs fund (CDF). Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for health at the time said … Continue reading

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Age should not be a factor in cancer treatment

For Christmas my daughter bought me Jodie Picoult’s moving novel ‘My Sister’s keeper’, the story of a girl who is genetically selected to be born as a bone-marrow donor match to treat her older sister Kate’s leukemia. Kate relapses as … Continue reading

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Wearing it Pink to overcome breast cancer

Guest blog by Professor Diana Harcourt, Co-Director of the Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England Today I will be supporting wear it pink, Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising event where thousands of people across the country go … Continue reading

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