Posts tagged “Cancer”

A million smokers quit in France as health officials laud anti-smoking measures

May 29th, 2018
A million smokers quit in France as health officials laud anti-smoking measures

One million people have quit smoking in France, as health officials praise the introduction of a raft of anti-smoking measures. Figures published by Public Health France suggest that there were a million fewer regular smokers in 2017 compared to 2016. The body has claimed that new anti-smoking measures have contributed to a growing number of […]

Men urged to talk more, as Macmillan suggests women are twice as likely to ask for help following cancer diagnosis

May 1st, 2018
Men urged to talk more, as Macmillan suggests women are twice as likely to ask for help following cancer diagnosis

Macmillan Cancer is calling for more to be done to help men open up after research revealed that women are twice as likely to ask for help following cancer diagnosis. Craig Toley was just 29 years old when he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Craig was devastated by the diagnosis, but he felt unable to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New research suggests significant cancer drug price increases

January 31st, 2017
New research suggests significant cancer drug price increases

New research shows that the cost of cancer drugs has increased significantly over the last five years. Information made available by the European Cancer Congress suggests that the cost of some drugs has risen sharply, despite the fact that they are no longer under patent. One example is tamoxifen, a drug used to treat breast […]

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 […]

Laughing in the Face of Hair Loss

October 9th, 2014
Laughing in the Face of Hair Loss

If there is one thing that human beings treasure it is their hair. So, it can often be devastating for people when they start losing it. However, one American citizen, Mackenzie Baughn, who lost her own hair after chemotherapy, has found it can be a source of humour. For instance, Mackenzie was speaking on the […]

Fish Oil useful in Chemotherapy Treatment

April 28th, 2011
Fish Oil useful in Chemotherapy Treatment

Research has found that patients undergoing chemotherapy should ingest fish oil as an aid to prevent weight loss. Sudden weight and muscle loss, like hair loss is another potential side effect of chemotherapy for cancer. However researchers believe that taking fish oil which is rich in Omega 3 can prevent this happening. It may even […]

Cancer Therapy Induced Infertility Can Now Be helped

April 18th, 2011
Cancer Therapy Induced Infertility Can Now Be helped

Infertility is often an unfortunate side effect for women undergoing therapies to remove or eradicate cancer. However recent research appears to be helping many of these women. In short, it is now possible to treat cancer without causing infertility. The research which was published in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility focused on protecting women’s […]

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