Posts tagged “Cancer”

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 […]

Beauty Tips Seminar Held For Cancer Sufferers

March 22nd, 2011
Beauty Tips Seminar Held For Cancer Sufferers

A seminar was held recently for women who worry about how they can look after themselves during and after chemotherapy. One of the most frequently asked questions it seems by women undergoing chemotherapy is: Will I lose my hair? Since looking and feeling good is of paramount importance for everyone, in particular women, it was […]

Losing hair an inspiration to start a new business

March 4th, 2011
Losing hair an inspiration to start a new business

An American entrepreneur Carrie Bell lost her hair after being diagnosed with Grave’s Disease. As a result she decided to cover her head, but found that what was available was at best rather poor, at worst non-existent. Carrie, a Golf lover decided to see whether she could offer other women suffering from hair loss the […]

Accused Man Manufactured Hair Loss Symptoms

February 28th, 2011
Accused Man Manufactured Hair Loss Symptoms

Loss of hair is for most people something that they would not willingly wish to happen. However it is something that criminals are prepared to do if it helps them succeed. One such person is a man who is on trial for murder, and is reported to have manufactured symptoms of cancer which include loss […]

Cancer Drug Possible New Treatment For Eye Disease

February 22nd, 2011
Cancer Drug Possible New Treatment For Eye Disease

A recent study suggests that a drug normally used for treating cancer may be useful in helping premature babies at risk of going blind from premature retinopathy. Not just that, the drug treatment is thought to be a better and cheaper solution than laser therapy. The results of the study are astounding in fact, with […]

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