Health

‘Baby Grady’ gives hope to infertile boys with cancer

[ad_1] Image copyright Oregon Health and Science University Image caption Grady aged 11 months old Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards helping boys with cancer stay fertile, thanks to a baby monkey called Grady.Cancer treatment can damage a boy's undeveloped testes and leaves a third of survivors infertile in adulthood. Baby Grady is the first primate born using frozen samples of testicles taken before her dad started
Business

Weedkiller glyphosate a ‘substantial’ cancer factor

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP A US jury has found that one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers was a "substantial factor" in causing a man's cancer.Pharmaceutical group Bayer had strongly rejected claims that its glyphosate-based Roundup product was carcinogenic. But the jury in San Francisco ruled unanimously that it contributed to causing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in California resident Edwin Hardeman.The next stage of the trial will consider Bayer's liability and damages.During
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‘I was diagnosed with cancer at seven months pregnant’

[ad_1] Image copyright Ben Hanan Image caption Sarah Hanan felt like life had "come to a screeching halt" when she was diagnosed Sarah Hanan was at work when the doctor phoned. She had been expecting the call.A day earlier, seven months pregnant with her first child, the 29-year-old was in a Minneapolis hospital for a routine scan."About two weeks before, I was sitting on the couch with my husband, Ben,
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Cancer’s ‘internal wiring’ predicts relapse risk

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The "internal wiring" of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to survive or relapse, say researchers.The study shows that breast cancer is 11 separate diseases that each has a different risk of coming back. The hope is that the findings, in the journal Nature, could identify people needing closer monitoring and reassure others at low risk of recurrence.Cancer Research UK said that
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Oscar Saxelby-Lee: Thousands join bid to help boy beat cancer

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Oscar Saxelby-Lee needs a stem cell transplant after being diagnosed with leukaemia More than 6,000 people are bidding to be stem cell donors to help a boy facing a race against time to beat leukaemia. Oscar Saxelby-Lee, five, needs a transplant within three months of his chemotherapy or his chances of survival will "severely diminish".More than 1,000 were swabbed at an event in
Education

Cancer crowdfunding ‘couldn’t save my daughter’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘We chose cancer crowdfunding over making memories’When Gemma Nuttall developed cancer, her family raised thousands of pounds online, with the support of actress Kate Winslet, to send her to a German clinic. But there was no happy ending - and fears remain that crowdfunding puts new pressure on vulnerable families.Doctors saw the first signs of Gemma Nuttall's tumour when she went
Health

Codilia designs false lashes for cancer patients.

[ad_1] After Codilia Gapare was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, she started using beauty as a form of therapy, even becoming the "chemo celebrity" of the ward because of her elaborate outfits. But the 41-year-old from Cheshire says there was one glaring problem she decided to fix. "I found wigs to hide my baldness, but I couldn't find anything to hide the fact I didn't have eyelashes," she said.
Entertainment

Dan Mallory: Best-selling author lied about having cancer

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dan Mallory went straight to number one on the New York Times best-seller list Dan Mallory, author of the best-selling The Woman in the Window, has admitted to lying about having brain cancer.Mallory, who wrote the thriller under the pseudonym AJ Finn, said he claimed to have had cancer as a way to disguise his struggles with bipolar disorder.His admission comes after a
Health

Cancer patient Samanda Ford attends own Suffolk funeral wake

[ad_1] A woman who was diagnosed with a terminal illness decided to attend her own wake.Samanda Ford, from Beccles in Suffolk, was diagnosed with colon cancer in December 2017. In June 2018 doctors said she had just months to live.Calling the event her "awake-wake", everyone dressed in her favourite leopard-print style. The 58-year-old, known by friends as "the queen of positivity" told party guests: "I wanted to actually be here
Health

Persistent sore throat ‘can be cancer sign’

[ad_1] Image copyright SPL GPs with patients who have a persistent sore throat, combined with shortness of breath, trouble swallowing or earache, should consider cancer as the cause, according to new research.Currently, it is recommended patients with persistent hoarseness or an unexplained neck lump are investigated for throat or laryngeal cancer.However, Cancer Research UK's Weilin Wu said patients should not be alarmed."A sore throat on its own wasn't linked to