Post Tagged with: "Cancer"

BRCA gene mutation 'doesn't affect breast cancer survival'

January 11, 2018 10:49 pm0 comments
BRCA gene mutation 'doesn't affect breast cancer survival'

Young women treated for breast cancer have the same survival rates regardless of whether they have the BRCA gene mutation, a study suggests. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by four-to-eightfold. The study of 2,733 British women also found a double mastectomy did […]

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Proton beam cancer treatment to start in Manchester in 2018

January 6, 2018 1:47 am0 comments
Proton beam cancer treatment to start in Manchester in 2018

The first high-energy proton beam therapy centre run by the NHS is soon to open at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, allowing patients in the UK to access an important treatment for life-threatening cancers. Proton beam therapy is a highly advanced way of treating cancers without damaging tissues around the […]

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Parents with cancer at Christmas: 'It's exhausting'

December 22, 2017 8:53 pm0 comments
Parents with cancer at Christmas: 'It's exhausting'

For Emma Young, Christmas is a time tinged with sadness – not that she will show it to her three children. The 39-year-old was diagnosed in 2014 with incurable cancer in her breast and bones. She says she makes sure Christmas is “everything it should be” for her children, who […]

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Disabled man's cancer care criticised

December 15, 2017 12:44 pm0 comments
Disabled man's cancer care criticised

The failure to offer a learning disabled young man cancer treatment has been described as a shocking example of health inequalities by charities. Ian Shaw was sent home to die, but a doctor queried that decision after seeing his story on the BBC. Ian, 35, who has since been given […]

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Nile Rodgers reveals he has had cancer surgery

December 6, 2017 4:58 pm0 comments
Nile Rodgers reveals he has had cancer surgery

Musician Nile Rodgers has revealed he recently underwent cancer surgery and that his prognosis is “100% recovery”. The Chic co-founder said doctors had discovered a “mysterious growth” on his right kidney that turned out to be “two different cancers within one mass”. “I would have never believed that my body […]

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Portsmouth hospital missed lung cancer cases

November 30, 2017 7:55 pm0 comments
Portsmouth hospital missed lung cancer cases

A hospital failed to spot cases of lung cancer because it did not check patients’ chest X-rays properly, the Care Quality Commission has found. The health watchdog found that three patients at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth suffered “significant harm”. It emerged that junior doctors complained they had been asked […]

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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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