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Laryngeal Cancer

Alcohol cancer risks "underestimated" say researchers

Researchers have warned that many drinkers significantly underestimate the cancer risks associated with alcohol.

Asbestos linked to cancer of the ovaries and larynx

Exposure to asbestos, which is known to cause a form of cancer called mesothelioma, has also been shown to cause some cancers of the ovary and larynx (voice box) as well,...

Number of Britons diagnosed with alcohol-related cancers exceeds Wimbledon's Centre Court

Over 20,000 people are diagnosed with an alcohol-related cancer each year in the UK - more than enough to fill Wimbledon's Centre Court.

IARC finds more cancers linked to tobacco and alcohol

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has updated its assessments of several cancer-causing substances and behaviours, which are published in the latest...

Booze causes at least 13,000 cancers a year in the UK

Alcohol causes at least 13,000 cases of cancer a year in the UK, according to a new report published in the British Medical Journal today (Friday)

Stirling nurse researcher examines the needs of laryngeal cancer patients

A nurse researcher at the Cancer Care Research Centre, based at the University of Stirling is using a research fellowship of more than Ј90,000 from Cancer Research UK to...