Joanna is one of at least 9,000 non-smokers in the UK diagnosed with lung cancer every year.
Image copyright CoppaFeel! Image caption The CoppaFeel! advert encourages people to check themselves for signs of breast cancer The first advertisement to appear on UK daytime television with a nipple fully visible has been broadcast, with the full advert being shown on Monday. Created for the CoppaFeel! charity, it is being shown during Breast Cancer […]
Deaths linked to a drug readily prescribed on the NHS have increased dramatically after claims it has flooded the black market. Pregabalin, used to treat pain, anxiety and epilepsy, is being sold illegally to addicts and taken with other drugs such as heroin, leading to overdoses. BBC News meets addict Martin Hopkins from Plymouth, Devon, […]
Image copyright Julie Brown Harwood In December my younger sister Sarah died of lung cancer, two years after first being diagnosed. She had led an admirably healthy life, didn’t drink and had never smoked. The disease seemed to come out of nowhere, shattering the life of a brilliant and much loved mum, wife and writer. […]