Cancer can be treated in a number of ways, from removal of the cancerous cells to chemotherapy; the right treatment will depend on your personal situation. It is always best to be prepared for an intervention of this nature, and a good physio regime can get you in shape for surgery, as well as aid your recovery. Early detection of cancer is always the best hope of beating it, Health Checks can form an important art of a preventative approach to cancer.

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Joanne's breast cancer recovery story

Joanne Taylor survived breast cancer, but fear and anxiety stripped away her confidence. Now, after a remarkable physical and emotional recovery – she’s back in control and dedicating her life to helping women living with cancer.

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Cervical smear results explained

Cervical smears are a key part of looking after your health, but women can be anxious about the results. Nuffield Health's Medical Executive Director, Dr Davina Deniszczyz, explains the seven types of smear results and what they mean for you.

'I've taken more from testicular cancer than it took from me'

Phil Wilde's encounter with cancer was exceptionally brief and relatively painless for one important reason - he didn't ignore the warning signs.

'I'm glad I expressed my prostate cancer concerns'

When Tom was diagnosed with prostate cancer at 43, his long-felt suspicions had been confirmed. He was the latest in his family to be diagnosed, and the youngest.

The truth about prostate cancer diagnosis

It’s never easy to tell someone they've got cancer. But for Consultant Urologists like Mr John Donohue, the burden might be lightened if men knew that when prostate cancer is diagnosed early, any treatment is designed to prevent trouble many years later. In most cases, there’s plenty of time to decide what your next step will be.

What are antioxidants and why are they good for you?

"This food is high in antioxidants,” says the marketing on the pack. But what are antioxidants, and why are they good for you?