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The launch issue of C21 covers the story of pop superstar, Kylie Minogues journey through breast cancer. Although it helped raise the profile of this disease, it also had an adverse effect as very young women began wanting mammograms. Also in this issue we have Health and Prevention: at least 50 per cent of all adult cancers are caused by our lifestyle choices so what can we do to try to prevent it? Diagnostics: the signs, symptoms and diagnosis of bowel cancer; Focus: we take an in-depth look at prostate cancer, which affects around 32,000 men in the UK each year; Health is Wealth: Keen golfer, Graham Edwards, thought it was other people who got cancer. He shares his experiences of finding out he had prostate cancer; and Teen Spirit: Allistair Boyd is an inspirational teenager on a mission to make a difference to young people with cancer despite the fact that he himself is terminally ill.
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Lance Armstrong might be in a league of his own when it comes to cycling, but he's a typical bloke when it comes to getting himself checked over by his doctor. Find out in this issue how it nearly cost him his life. We also delve into the amazing world of radiotherapy, which has come a very long way since it's discovery over 100 years ago. Plus, Cancer Care in the 21st Century: with millions of pounds being invested in better cancer care, we take a look at The Christie's massive expansion plans; A Case of Negligence: is a delay in diagnosis gournds for a case of clinical negligence; Family Planning: find out what steps you can take to increase your chances of having children, despite your cancer treatment; Saved by a Second Opinion: when Chris Morrison was told his brain tumour was inoperable he was advised to seek a second opinion it save his life; and How do I Tell the Kids?: when Sharon Morrison was diagnosed
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Andrew Lloyd Webber recounts his experience of prostate cancer, in the hope it will raise awareness of the disease; and we look at the super senses of bio-detection dogs, being trained to detect cancer using their incredible sense of smell. Also in the issue we have A Ray of Hope: the view of both the patient and the doctor on state-of-the-art improvements to patient care; Freezing out Hair Loss: preventing hair loss using the revolutionary technique of scalp cooling; Focus: an in depth look at tumours in the brain, which some oncologists believe will be the final battleground against cancer; Positively Charged: twenty years ago Cliff North (the Editors Brother) was told he had little more than five years to live. He believes his positive attitude is the reason he is still with us today; and The Power of Laughter: Stephanie Wadding is convinced that seeing the funny side of a bad situation is one of the best coping mechanisms available.
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At the beginning of 2010, Martina Navratilova discovered she had breast cancer. As one of the worlds top sportswomen she had never smoked, ate a healthy diet and rarely drank, so it came as a real shock. In issue four she talks about the toughest fight of her life. Our second cover story follows Sharon, as she receives chemotherapy treatment in the comfort of her own home. Also in this issue, Making the Breast of Things: Debbie Chazen is a West End actresswho recently starred in Calendar Girls, in which she appeared topless. The irony wasnt lost on her when she found out she may have to have a mastectomy; Focus: we take an in depth look at lung cancer and our expert, Professor Stephen Spiro answers some of your questions about this diseases in Ask the Expert; The Art of Breast Reconstruction: the options available to women following a mastectomy; With Complements from the NHS: Clare Anar explains why she feels holistic care is effective, both therapeutically and financially; and Stephens Story: early in 2010 Stephen lost his wife, Georgie, to breast cancer. He hopes his story will help other men who face the future as a lone parent.
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In 2010 Michael Douglas sought treatment for a persistent sore throat. He underwent many tests, but all came back inconclusive. It wasnt until his personal physician took a biopsy of an unusual lump at the base of his tongue that the true cause of Michaels pain was established he had throat cancer. We take a look at the chain of events that followed. In issue 5 we also have an amazing 32-page special on the extraordinary powers of radiology and radiotherapy. Since the beginning of the 21st Century there have been revolutionary advances in these fields of technology, particularly in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Also in this issue I will Survive: part 2 of Debbie Chazens painfully funny memoirs; Focus: we take an in depth look at sarcoma; Look Good Feel Good: the benefits of both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery; and Martins Story: a diary of his final days that we hope will highlight the often misdiagnosis of bowel cancer.
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