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Archive for: November, 2014
A fun Movember infographic and men’s wellbeing

We love this fun Movember infographic showing how men feel about wellbeing and cancer. One in three men feel their anxiety is at a medium to high level, while 79% feel they’re satisfied with life. Prostate cancer and testicular cancer is treatable, and cancer survival rates are improving too. Have you been involved in Movember Read More

World Cancer Day 2014

  It was World Cancer Day yesterday– aiming to debunk the myths surrounding cancer. We thought we’d join the campaign with a new blog post and even dispel a myth of our own. Myth number 1: We don’t need to talk about cancer Being told that you have cancer can usually evoke feelings of shock, Read More

Cancer in men blog post (part2)

Cancer in men part 2 The last blog post was about the advantages of checking for cancer in men and seeking medical advice as soon as possible. Today we examine why men avoid doing so and how to get over the classic male trait of awkwardness over talking about our bodies and illness. A survey Read More

Common cancers in men and how to avoid them

Common cancers in men Travelling should be an enjoyable time but if you suspect that you might be developing cancer you shouldn’t wait until you get home before checking yourself (just make sure you’ve got medical travel insurance before-hand!) Men are 40% more likely to die from cancer than women are, just because of their Read More

Bowel cancer rates in men soar by a quarter in 35 years

Bowel cancer rates among men have soared by more than a quarter in the last 35 years, according to this newspaper article. But, interestingly, the rise among women is far lower, at around six per cent. A report from Cancer Research UK says reasons for the widening gap in disease rates between the sexes remains Read More

Be Loud Be Clear in January

Following Be Loud Be Clear Week (23rd to 29th Jan), we at AllClear wanted to voice our support by talking about travelling with bowel cancer. Be Loud Be Clear is part of UK charity Beating Bowel Cancer’s work to raise awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and treatment for bowel cancer.

Exercise a ‘super drug’ for cancer survivors that can stop disease returning

Exercise is a ‘wonder drug’ for cancer survivors and may prevent the disease returning, according to Macmillan Cancer Support Physical activity could also benefit those undergoing treatment for cancer. Macmillan say doctors should prescribe exercise rather than telling patients to rest.

Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week

This week (12th to 18th September) is Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of lymphoma and fundraise for this important work. We checked out the Lymphoma Association website, and there are still a number of ways that you can help and get involved…

Living with Cancer

The Times is running a special supplement this week, all about living with cancer.

It will include information about how people’s lives change when they are diagnosed with cancer. Currently, two million people in the UK are living with cancer, a number set to double by 2030 as diagnoses are made earlier and treatments improve