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Most cancers are 'bad luck'

When a dividing cell copies DNA, enzymes ‘proof read’ the new strands to make sure they carry the same genetic code as the original

Antihypertensives linked to breast cancer

Women taking calcium-channel blockers (CCBs) for at least 10 years might be at increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to American researchers who enrolled 880 women, aged between 55 and 74 years, with invasive ductal breast cancer, 1027 with invasive lobular breast cancer and 856 controls.

Basal cell carcinoma in pictures

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer in humans, and it most often occurs in elderly people who have enjoyed excess exposure to ultraviolet light, particularly during childhood, writes Dr Jean Watkins

Cases of malignant melanoma

Early recognition and treatment of malignant melanoma, the most common cancer in the UK accounting for 4 per cent of new cases, is essential if postive results are to be obtained,writes Jean Watkins

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