Post Tagged with: "Cancer"

Cervical cancer jab women will 'only need three smears'

November 10, 2017 6:13 am0 comments
Cervical cancer jab women will 'only need three smears'

Women vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV) – thought to cause about 99% of cervical cancers – may only need three smear tests in their lifetime, a new study suggests. Since 2008, the HPV vaccine has been offered to girls aged 11 to 13. Reported cases of HPV have fallen […]

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Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'

November 9, 2017 6:42 am0 comments
Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'

Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found. Women with large tumours and cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes had the highest 40% risk of it coming back. Researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine said extending […]

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Thousands living with advanced cancer, says Macmillan

November 7, 2017 7:36 pm0 comments
Thousands living with advanced cancer, says Macmillan

Thousands of people in England who have the most advanced cancers are surviving for several years after diagnosis, according to new research. Macmillan Cancer Support said it was down to new treatments but warned that living longer with advanced cancer can bring its own difficulties. Emma Young, 39, was diagnosed […]

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The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

October 30, 2017 12:54 am0 comments
The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

A cancer charity has appointed a digital nurse to combat “fake news” online, which they say leaves patients “scared and at risk of bogus cures”. Macmillan Cancer Support found two-fifths of people with cancer looked up information about their diagnosis on the internet. One in eight of those went online […]

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'Handful of changes' make cancer

October 20, 2017 5:47 am0 comments
'Handful of changes' make cancer

British scientists have worked out how many changes it takes to transform a healthy cell into a cancer. The team, at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, showed the answer was a tiny handful, between one and 10 mutations depending on the type of tumour. It has been one of the […]

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Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area

October 18, 2017 6:47 am0 comments
Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area

The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. Rising numbers of patients need hospital care – whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for planned operations and care, such as knee and hip replacements. For each there are strict targets local services are expected to meet across the […]

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Gene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk'

October 8, 2017 11:40 am0 comments
Gene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk'

A gene test informing women how likely they are to develop breast cancer could soon be used on high-risk groups. The Manchester researchers behind the test said it could reduce the number of women having surgery to remove their breasts, by narrowing down their risk. The test, on blood or […]

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Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals breast cancer diagnosis

September 28, 2017 4:34 pm0 comments
Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals breast cancer diagnosis

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the award-winning star of US TV comedy series Veep, has announced she has breast cancer, in a message posted on social media. “1 in 8 women get breast cancer,” she wrote. “Today I’m the one.” “The good news”, she added, was she had a “glorious group” of family […]

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Belle Gibson: Wellness blogger fined for fake cancer tale

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Belle Gibson: Wellness blogger fined for fake cancer tale

An Australian wellness blogger who falsely claimed to have cancer has been fined A$ 410,000 (£240,000, $ 322,000) for misleading her readers. Belle Gibson, 25, gained fame in Australia after she claimed to have beaten brain cancer using natural remedies and nutrition. She launched a successful app and cookbook, but […]

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Life-extending lung cancer drug approved

September 19, 2017 9:12 pm0 comments
Life-extending lung cancer drug approved

A life-extending lung cancer drug will be made immediately available to NHS patients in England, say advisers. Campaigners, including the late Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill, have repeatedly called for access to the pioneering immunotherapy, which can add months to life. Scotland already offers nivolumab to people with advanced […]

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