Category “Cancer”

Charity raises concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses

April 10th, 2018
Charity raises concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses

A charity has raised concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses, after a study revealed that 37 percent of cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. A report by the charity, Orchid, revealed that almost 4 in 10 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed at a late stage (stages three and four). A quarter of cases […]

Research reveals an increase in weight-related cancer cases

March 27th, 2018
Research reveals an increase in weight-related cancer cases

New research suggests that there has been an increase in the number of cases of cancer that are related to carrying excess body weight. Cancer Research UK claims that the number of cases of cancer caused by smoking is falling, while those associated with obesity and being overweight are increasing. The charity found that 6.3 […]

NHS England reveals breakthrough in prostate cancer diagnosis

March 6th, 2018
NHS England reveals breakthrough in prostate cancer diagnosis

NHS England has shared details of a significant breakthrough in trials used to find a more effective, quicker prostate cancer diagnosis method. CEO of NHS England, Simon Stevens, said that a ‘one-stop service’, which is currently under trial in London, could reduce diagnosis time from around six weeks to a few days. The testing process […]

Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

February 6th, 2018
Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

For the first time since records began in the UK, the number of men who died from prostate cancer has exceeded the number of women being killed by breast cancer. The latest figures show that in 2015, breast cancer caused 11,442 deaths and 11,819 men died from prostate cancer. In light of the news, Prostate […]

Scientists take a step closer in bid to find universal blood test for cancer

January 24th, 2018
Scientists take a step closer in bid to find universal blood test for cancer

Scientists have hailed a major breakthrough in the quest to find a universal blood test for cancer. Researchers from John Hopkins University have been working on trials to develop a blood test, which could help to increase the chances of early detection and treatment. The team has trialled a method, which enables them to detect […]

NHS to open first proton beam cancer treatment centre in Manchester

January 9th, 2018
NHS to open first proton beam cancer treatment centre in Manchester

The NHS has revealed plans to open a proton beam cancer treatment centre in the UK. The new facility, which will be located at Manchester’s Christie Hospital, will provide patients with access to proton beam therapy on the NHS. The centre will be the first of its kind in the country. Proton beam therapy is […]

Cancer charity hires digital nurse to bust myths online

October 31st, 2017
Cancer charity hires digital nurse to bust myths online

One of the country’s leading cancer charities, Macmillan Cancer Support, has hired a digital nurse to try and bust myths online and ensure patients have access to accurate information. Ellen McPake, from Glasgow, has been employed by the charity to help people find accurate information about cancer and enable them to get answers to their […]

NHS approves kidney cancer drug for use in England and Wales

July 11th, 2017

A drug, which is used to treat kidney cancer, will be available in England and Wales, the NHS has confirmed. Cabozantinib, which is already approved in Scotland, has been proven to prolong the life of kidney cancer patients. The drug, which works by ‘switching off’ tumours could enable many patients to live a longer life […]

New study suggests more than half of vapers have quit smoking

May 9th, 2017

A new study suggests that more than half of vapers in the UK have quit smoking. Research conducted by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) found that more than 50 percent of people using e-cigarettes in the UK have given up smoking. This is the first time figures have reached the over 50 percent benchmark. […]

Could browned toast increase your risk of developing cancer?

January 24th, 2017
Could browned toast increase your risk of developing cancer?

Most of us like our toast and roast potatoes crisp and brown, but could overcooking starchy foods increase your risk of developing cancer? New guidelines recommend cooking starchy foods, such as bread and potatoes until they are golden to reduce the risk of consuming acrylamide, a chemical, which is believed to elevate cancer risk. Acrylamide […]

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