April 2011 podcast
This month, experts suggest that tamoxifen could prevent breast cancer in women at high risk, new research highlights worrying differences in the results of bowel cancer surgery in England, and a study shows at least 13,000 cancers each year in the UK are caused by alcohol.
Plus - as under-18s are banned from using sunbeds, newly-released figures show more than two under-35s are diagnosed with melanoma every day. And we celebrate success in our campaign to protect young people from tobacco.
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