CancerWatch Blog

The Problem with Children’s Obesity

Published: 30 March, 2021 | Category: Uncategorized

During the lockdown, my front door has been the recipient of countless leaflets promoting take-away food of a distinctly dubious nutritional quality. This caused me to write to my local council complaining about high fat, fast food take-aways and the effect they had on obesity. I received a fulsome letter back from the local councillor…   Read More >

Briefing Note – Bowel Cancer

Published: 9 October, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

Briefing Note on Bowel Cancer in the UK Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancer types. Sometimes it is referred to as colorectal cancer, which is another name for the disease. Bowel cancer in general has been rising in the past few decades and there are many theories for this rise. Please read below…   Read More >

Why is Smoking Becoming a Working Class Tragedy?

Published: 10 July, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

The Background About 8m (2016) people, some 15% of the population still smoke. This contrasts with the situation after the Second World War when over 80% of the population smoked.  During the 1970s and 80s in particular there were considerable declines in smoking as the medical science behind the dangers of smoking became better known in…   Read More >

Labelling: what’s in a bottle of wine?

Published: 12 March, 2020 | Category: Alcohol

In front of me I have a bottle of Australia McGuigan Estate Merlot. Like most people I enjoy a glass of wine and I often glance at the label to read a bit of background information about the wine. But since becoming a campaigner against cancer I increasingly look more closely at the health information…   Read More >

Who holds responsibility for public health?

Published: 12 March, 2020 | Category: Legislation

CancerWatch campaigns for better public health in order to reduce the incidence of cancer, and thereby reduce the misery of the 146,000 cases of cancer (40% of the total) that are believed to be avoidable each year. As any campaigner for better public health knows, an important aspect of a health campaign lies in discerning…   Read More >