Brave women stand up to cancer and bare their mastectomy scars

Fourteen women who were diagnosed with breast cancer, including some who are still receiving treatment, have taken part in a photo shoot for Stand Up To Cancer, showing their mastectomy scars in a series of gritty and honest portraits. The project, called ‘Mastectomy’, has been released as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign and marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer is a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, raising money to support…

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Women with disabilities may be missing out on cancer screening

Women with disabilities are a third less likely to participate in breast cancer screening and a quarter less likely to take part in bowel cancer screening compared to women reporting no disabilities, according to a new paper published in the British Journal of Cancer  by researchers from the University of Oxford. More than a fifth of the nearly 500,000 women who were offered breast or bowel cancer screening reported some disability; difficulties with mobility were the most commonly reported. Women with two or more disabilities were less likely to take…

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Celebrities urge the UK to join the rebellion against cancer

Stars of the stage and screen join forces and channel their inner rebel to launch Stand Up To Cancer, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4. “We’re making huge progress and this is just the start. We hope that people across the UK will be inspired by our brilliant celebrity supporters to get involved, join the rebellion and stop cancer in its tracks.” – Rachel Carr, Stand Up To Cancer Launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer raises money to support game-changing cancer research…

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Cancer Research UK launches new ‘Walk All Over Cancer’ campaign

Acclaimed music video director Nez is the creative force behind Cancer Research UK and Anomaly’s new campaign to encourage people to walk 10,000 steps a day for the charity. The campaign asks people to get fit and feel amazing by taking on the ‘Walk All Over Cancer’ 10,000 steps a day challenge in June. Directed by Nez of Pulse Films, who is well known for his award-winning music videos for Disclosure, Rudimental and Kid Cudi, the film clearly reflects Nez’s music credentials, focussing on people walking to the soundtrack of…

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Tesco launches ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ campaign

Tesco is launching its ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ campaign. Running throughout May it will provide: Helpful ‘little swaps’, many of which have lower sugar, fat or salt than the regular alternatives Lower prices on hundreds of fresh products in store and online, including fruit and vegetables such as apples, avocados, bananas and, tomatoes The introduction of fresh fruit at the checkout so customers can easily add a piece to their shopping In store health checks in partnership with Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation TV advertising (Food Love Stories…

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