Cancer Research UK advice after Angelina Jolie revealed she has had a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer:
Our region's first Race for Life of the year took place in Scarborough.
The number of women getting lung cancer in Yorkshire and the Humber is rising.
A worrying number of youngsters in Yorkshire and the Humber are taking up smoking. That's according to new figures by Cancer Research UK which show that 51 local children aged between 11-15, start the habit every day.
Each year, over 4000 people in the region are diagnosed with lung cancer and 3400 die from the disease. The charity is now calling on the Government to commit to plain cigarette packaging, in a bid to make smoking less attractive to children.
With the Race for Life season well underway, there were perfect conditions at the Knavesmire as hundreds of women joined in to walk, jog and run the five kilometre course. York Racecourse was a sea of pink for the day - all in aid of Cancer Research UK. Sally Simpson reports.
Phil Purdy from Halifax has raised £120,000 so far by climbing Everest for Cancer Research UK. He battled treacherous conditions to scale the mountain on a day when nine other climbers lost their lives. He is hoping to raise £135,000.
Jane McDonald speaking to Calendar, just after starting this year's Wakefield Race for Life. Find out more about the event here.
Two young boys from West Yorkshire who became best friends while being treated for cancer at St James's hospital have been given Little Star awards for their bravery during treatment. Callum Sharp and Ben Merriman were invited to a party at London Zoo to receive their awards.
Thousands of women have taken part in a Race for Life event at Wakefield to raise money for Cancer Research. You can find out more about the work done by Cancer Research here