Causes of death

Medical advances in the treatment of many illnesses and diseases mean that death rates are generally falling

Common cancers

An estimated 39% of 12 of the most common cancers in the UK could be prevented

Over exposed

In Great Britain thirty years ago, skin cancer was the 17th most common cancer among people in their fifties... now it is the 5th

The big killers: Cancer

There are an estimated 12.7 million cancer cases around the world every year. By 2030 there could be 26 million cases

Check your nuts - it might save your life

Keeping an embarrassed silence about his fears could have cost this 15- year-old his life. A personal account of testicular cancer.

A better way of death

The story of three people with terminal illnesses who used social media to make something positive out of their dreadful situation

Big pharma's worst nightmare

One man's fight against the medicine manufacturers who put profit before people's health.

A moment that changed me

"When my 32-year-old sister died of cancer the grief hit me like a freight train". Regrets, memories and a world darkened by loss.

Attacking cancer like a business: 'Why I'm crowdfunding my recovery'

A young woman diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three years, explains how she is using crowdfunding to raise the money for alternative treatment

I need my mother by my side, how can I stand by and watch her die?

Rebecca's mother refused another round of chemo -even though it could give her an extra six months of life - and Rebecca feels betrayed

Smoking: the facts

Smoking is the single greatest avoidable risk factor for cancer and causes nearly a fifth of all cancer cases in the UK