Tag Archives: Cancer

Medical News Today: Why don’t whales develop cancer, and why should we care?

Although researchers know that cancer risk increases as a person ages and gains weight, whales, the world’s largest mammals, do not experience this correlation. In fact, they are some of the animals least likely to get cancer. New research aims to find out why that is. The humpback whale (pictured) and other cetaceans have an… Read More »

NHS cancer crisis as patients can face waiting over two months for treatment

Patients who doctors fear have cancer face the longest waits for treatment on record. NHS England data shows nearly a quarter of those urgently referred by their GP are now waiting more than two months for treatment. In February just 76.1% of patients started treatment within the target time – the worst performance since records… Read More »