Gary Smart, 33, was engaged to marry Laura Smart, 31, next year, but last month he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
A British tourist was stunned to learn she had breast cancer after a photo opportunity at a museum picked up on the presence of a tumor.
Cancer patients have revealed their surgery scars as part of a new photo series aiming to depict the “gritty and raw reality” of the illness. Some 16 men and women took part in the “Defiance” project, released as part of Cancer Research UK and Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer fundraising campaign. Photographer Ami Barwell, who took the images, called the project an “act of rebellion”. She said: “Cancer isn't pretty, it can be dark, painful and destructive. But we aren't playing to cancer's rules. These people are strong, beautiful and, most of all, defiant.” READ MORE: Women ditch their bras for breast cancer awareness Barwell previously shot the “Mastectomy” project in 2017, which was inspired by her mother undergoing the surgery after suffering from breast cancer twice. She said: “My previous Mastectomy series was inspired by my mum, who has had breast cancer twice, and a mastectomy, so this was a subject very close to my heart. “I wanted to raise as much awareness for breast cancer as possible, showing women baring their scars in a series of gritty and honest portraits. I received emails from women worldwide explaining how my photographs had inspired them and given them strength. READ MORE: Two women with incurable breast cancer set up 'Secondary Sisters' support group “For many, these were the first photographs they'd seen showing women post-mastectomy as beautiful, sexy, strong and amazing. I knew I had to carry on raising awareness with Stand Up To Cancer and empowering people through my photographs.” One in two people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime, according to the NHS. In the UK, the four most common types of cancer are breast cancer; lung cancer; prostate cancer; and bowel cancer. Cancer Support UK offers physical and emotional support to people with all kinds of cancer across the UK.
Secondary Sisters aims to change perceptions of people living with incurable cancer and support those in the same position.
After a two-year-long battle with laryngeal cancer, a Pennsylvania teacher has passed away. The 32-year-old, however, left one final lesson in her self-written obituary.
The singer's 67-year-old father is set to reveal his breast cancer battle on 'Good Morning America'.
Learning you have cancer is a difficult diagnosis to bear. But for people with lung cancer, there’s an added layer of stress thanks to a pervasive and harmful stigma associated with the disease.
Kris Hallenga, founder of Coppafeel and kicker of Cancer's ass for the past 10 years, dishes some serious life truths about dating.
Men could be offered one scan between the age of 55 and 60 and be given “peace of mind” for the rest of their life.