A charity launched today - The Throat Cancer Foundation - is warning throat cancer rates are on the rise and is calling for the HPV vaccine programme for girls to be extended to boys to prevent an epidemic.
- Rates of oropharyngeal cancer in England and Wales have increased from 1,060 in 2006 to 1,780 in 2010
- In Scotland, rates have more than doubled in the past 20 years
The charity argues that treating throat cancer, costs the NHS £45,000 per patient, but the cost of a HPV vaccine is just £45 per person.
More top news
Seven-year-old Julian Alessandro Cadman has been confirmed as a victim of the Barcelona terrorist attack.
The USS Indianapolis played a key role in one of the conflict's defining attacks before being struck at midnight by Japanese torpedoes.
The King and Queen of Spain joined mourners at a mass in Barcelona to remember victims of the terror attacks as a police manhunt continues.