A new campaign has been launched to try and reduce the number of people in Carlisle dying from cancer.
16 year old cancer sufferer Alice Pyne found fame after posting her bucket list, things she wanted to do before she died.
Women who have undergone surgery often find lingerie shopping difficult and embarrassing, this service hopes to address that.
A Scottish grandmother says she is being forced to move to Newcastle to get the cancer drug she needs to extend her life.
Maureen Fleming says she can't afford to pay for Cetuximab which costs £3000 a month in Scotland but is free in England.
Her plight was raised at First Minister's Questions:
New figures released show that the number of people with skin cancer in Scotland has increased by more than 50% in the last decade.
Official statistics show that two out of every five people will have some form of cancer in their lifetime.
Cancer was diagnosed 30,125 times in 2011, up from 26,150 in 2001, attributed largely to being a result of having an ageing population.
South of Scotland MSP and Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume has urged the government to do more to promote healthy living.
"Whilst it is an encouraging sign that mortality rates for cancer are falling, the trends within these statistics demonstrate the need for the Government and for us as individuals to do everything we can to avoid it.
"The long-term decline in lung cancer in males has been attributed in part to fewer men smoking, where rises in other types of cancer have been pointed to an increase in obesity and alcohol consumption.
"The Scottish Government must do more to promote healthy lifestyles in Scotland. It is clear that Scotland's relationship with alcohol and food must change if we are to tackle the menace of cancer in our families and communities."
A teenager from west Cumbria who is battling brain cancer will be going on an all expenses paid holiday with her family, thanks to friends at her school.
All week students at Netherhall School in Maryport will have the chance to take part in fundraising activities to raise money for 15-year-old Rebecca Marnock.
Samantha Parker reports:
Alice Pyne's family and friends are travelling from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise money for leukemia research. They will go through Cumbria today. Alice shot to fame when she posted her bucket list on her on line blog. She was overwhelmed by its response.
Cumbria Constabulary will join Alice as she enters Cumbria to help raise money and the profile of the trip.
Sandra Jones realised that for women who have undergone surgery going shopping for lingerie was difficult and often intimidating. So she built a log cabin in her back garden and made it into a specialist lingerie service for women who have undergone surgery.
Sandra hopes the more personal and relaxed service will help put woman at ease at what can be a difficult and often embarrassing time. Having gone through cancer herself Sandra understands women's fears.
2,000 people marched through Kendal today to demand a new radiotherapy treatment centre at the Westmorland General Hospital.
11,000 signatures have been collected.
Currently cancer patients have to travel to Lancaster, Preston or Carlisle for treatment.