The true cost of Alzheimer's

Nearly a million people in the UK have a form of dementia and more than half of these have Alzheimer's disease. According to new research, the cost of dementia in the UK has hit £26 billion a year - enough to pay the energy bills of every household in the country.

Actress Sally Lindsay's grandmother passed away from Alzheimer's 24 years ago and Sally fears she may get it too. An ambassador for the Alzheimer's Society since 2007, she joins us now to talk about taking part in their fundraising Memory Walks.

The nurse who was a 'godsend'

Nine-year-old Emma Payton was diagnosed with a rare soft tissue cancer last year and with many rounds of chemotherapy, a nine hour operation to remove the remaining tissue from her face, Emma had her last chemotherapy session in April this year.

Quickly settling into her old life, she still dances and sings and is currently preparing for a charity dance show in November. She joins us today along with her mother Tracey and their Macmillan nurse who Tracey describes as a "godsend" Andrea Stevenson, ahead of the Macmillan Coffee Morning event next Friday.

Maggie and Julie's big step for pancreatic cancer

After losing her husband to pancreatic cancer, Maggie Watts launched a national campaign calling for greater awareness and gained the support of former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh.

After getting over 100,000 signatures on their e-petition, a parliamentary debate took place in Westminster yesterday. Maggie and Julie join Lorraine to let us know if they'll get the funding they need.

Watch Julie talk about Hayley's dramatic Corrie exit earlier this year

Don't die of ignorance

In a new survey this morning, one in five women aged 16-25 couldn't name a single correct symptom of any of the five gynaecological cancers, including ovarian, cervical, womb.

The research from charity The Eve Appeal, also found that young women are more embarrassed to discuss their gynaecological health.

Lorraine and Dr Hilary speaks to Jacqueline Egan, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer and now wants mums to educate their daughters on the issue.

Dr Hilary's guide to cervical cancer - the facts that could save your life

Chloe Madeley tells us how regular check-ups saved her life

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