- Wednesday, 13 November 2013
‘Earlier detection of cancer’ shown in new study from University College London
A new study, funded by The Eve Appeal and published this week in the open access journal PLOS Medicine, has the potential to change the cancer landscape by being able to accurately identify individuals with early stage womb cancer using easily accessible body fluids.
By collecting swabs from the entrance to the womb – a similar technique to that used in cervical screening – genetic material can be easily analysed for pre-cancer/cancer without the need for an invasive womb biopsy.
- Thursday, 24 October 2013
A nuclear test veteran died after contracting leukaemia which could have been brought on by dangerous levels of radiation he was exposed to as a young serviceman despite years of MoD denials, a coroner has ruled.
Brave Louis Holford, 71, was plagued by health problems after he witnessed a series of atomic bomb blasts on Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean in 1958.
The former RAF man was adamant his cancer - as well as two strokes and thyroid problems - had been caused by toxic fallout, which the MoD has never admitted.
Men over 50 encouraged to contact Prostate Cancer UK Specialist Nurses as research reveals lack of awareness in this age group
- Monday, 07 October 2013
Forty per cent of men over 50 don’t know the symptoms of prostate cancer and many fail to visit their GP, according to new research released by Saga Health Insurance. Prostate Cancer UK is calling on all men over this age to seek advice in order understand their risk of the disease as the charity continues on its mission to help more men survive the disease and have a better quality of life.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and it kills one man every hour. However it can often be successfully treated if caught early enough. Men can call a Prostate Cancer UK specialist nurse for information about their risk and the symptoms to look out for, as well as detailed information about treatments and side effects to support them through their journey.
- Friday, 06 September 2013
Our deputy editor Laura Heads will be swapping her pen and paper for running shoes later this month, when she takes part in the world’s biggest half marathon.
Determined Laura is running the Great North Run to raise money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation - an underfunded charity helping to fight one of the UK's biggest killers.
She chose the charity after her mum Margaret, 50, who has never smoked, was diagnosed with lung cancer nine years ago.
- Wednesday, 04 September 2013
National charity Pancreatic Cancer UK has today released research that shows if pancreatic cancer diagnoses as a result of emergency presentation were reduced to 25 per cent, and these patients were diagnosed via the Two Week Wait route, as many as 150 additional patients would survive for a year or longer. Even a modest reduction of 10 per cent would mean an increase of 50 additional pancreatic cancer patients surviving one year or more.
- Monday, 26 August 2013
Older breast cancer patients are suffering inequality in treatment, services and support, it has emerged.
A new report into cancer care has revealed a vast gap isolating older sufferers and criticised the diagnosis and treatment process available to them.
They have now outlined urgent recommendations to be implemented to ensure pensioners are still tested and screened for the life-threatening disease.
- Friday, 16 August 2013
CANCER RESEARCH UK today unveils a new website that reveals a comprehensive breakdown of cancer statistics, which allows everyone to get the latest figures for their area.
The ‘Local Cancer Statistics’ website can be searched by post-code, constituency, local authority or healthcare area and contains information on cancer incidence, survival and mortality, early diagnosis, screening and smoking statistics for individual areas.
Ahead of Father’s Day, Tamzin Outhwaite and her father, Colin, talk about his prostate cancer journey
- Monday, 10 June 2013
Log on to our live and interactive WebTV show with Tamzin Outhwaite, where she will discuss how prostate cancer affected her family
Show date: Tuesday 11th June
Show time: 2:45pm
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Despite this, it is a disease which can often strike men ‘out of the blue’ due to a concerning lack of knowledge about the disease.
Tamzin Outhwaite will be joined on the sofa by her father Colin, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009; they are both backing Prostate Cancer UK’s drive to get more people talking about the disease.
- Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Currently two tests exist for detecting prostate cancer, a digital rectal examination (DRE) test and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Unfortunately neither of these is especially effective because they can lead to over-diagnosis of disease which is not a threat to life, and at the same time under-diagnosis of clinically significant disease, which is.
For those patients with a raised PSA or a suspicion following a DRE, the next step is a highly invasive biopsy. About 110,000 biopsies are undertaken each year in the UK. Almost 70% of these are negative, and yet we know that a significant proportion of these patients do harbour clinically significant cancer that is a threat to life but is as yet undiagnosed.
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