Living with cancer

One for the Boys: why do men not talk about cancer

Early cancer diagnosis is key, but that doesn't mean men always get checked out when they should. In this video, actors and sports personalities try to answer the question: Why are men so dumb when it comes to talking about cancer?

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Media last reviewed: 30/07/2013

Next review due: 30/07/2015

Preparing for your cancer test results

If you're waiting for your cancer test results, here's how you can prepare for your consultation.

Coping with a cancer diagnosis

Find out how to deal with a diagnosis and where to find support. Plus watch a video about one man's experience of cancer.

Cancer: understanding your results

Know what to ask about your cancer test results so that you understand exactly what they mean.

Cancer and social care

If you have cancer, your priority is medical care. But you can also get help in other areas of life.

Cancer and hair loss

A side effect of some cancer treatments is losing your hair. Here are some tips on how to cope and where to get support.

Cancer and fertility

Find out ways to help preserve your fertility before you start your cancer treatment.

Living with lung cancer

Practical advice for living with lung cancer, covering finances, feelings and controlling symptoms.

Life after cancer

Get advice on adjusting to life after cancer, including how to cope with fatigue, changes to your body and difficult emotions.

'I had breast cancer and then cervical cancer'

Juanita explains the impact of cancer on her life, and how charity work helps others and brings her happiness.

'I beat testicular cancer'

Southend footballer Neil Harris talks about having testicular cancer, including his treatment and telling his family.

Cancer: end of life care

Information on coping with a terminal cancer diagnosis, including advice on counselling, practical issues and financial help.

Talking to your kids about cancer

Talking to children about your cancer may be difficult, but these tips can make it easier for you and them.

Lung cancer myths and facts

We separate the facts from the fiction about lung cancer and its link with smoking and other risk factors.

'I had cancer at 14'

Charlotte Esler talks about her experience of being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 14.

'I had prostate cancer'

Prostate cancer survivor Philip Kissi didn't notice any symptoms. He talks about his diagnosis and treatment.

Gloria Hunniford

'My daughter Caron's breast cancer'

TV star Caron Keating died from breast cancer in 2004. Her mother, Gloria Hunniford, explains how she coped.

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you


News analysis: Michael Douglas, oral sex and throat cancer

Actor Michael Douglas is understood to have said his recent throat cancer was caused by oral sex. We look behind the headlines

Where Next? Cancer care choices for young people

Cancer care choices for young people

Find out more about the cancer care options available for young people aged between 19 and 24.

Breast cancer

Information on breast changes to watch out for, plus breast cancer genes, breast reconstruction and mastectomy

Prostate health

Every man has one, it's important to their sex life, yet few men know anything about their prostate or what can go wrong with it

Travelling with cancer

Advice when travelling with cancer, including travelling with medicines, vaccinations, insurance and air travel