Cancer Diagnosis

Screening Our Bodies...or Screening Our Thoughts?

Tony Lobl | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

That's certainly the case for prostate cancer screening in men, according to researchers in Canada who last week recommended scrapping PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing, even for those considered high risk.

Life After Cancer...

Jayne Molyneux | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Molyneux

For many, these fears don't evaporate when they finish treatment. We spoke to post-cancer patients and found that nearly a third (30%*) felt under pressure to 'bounce back' more quickly that they would have liked after treatment. For more than a quarter (28%) the expected 'euphoria' of being given the 'all clear' was actually replaced by the fact they simply felt 'emotionally drained'.

Cancer Delay Figures Do Not Tell the Whole Picture

Suzanne Trask | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK
Suzanne Trask

A greater public awareness of the symptoms to look out for is needed to help improve cancer survival rates in England. According to the recently pu...

Teenage Cancer and Diagnosis Rates: What's Taking So Long?

Alice Corr | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Corr

The C-word is already the disease we're most scared of, and the one we (think we) know most about. Just take any hypochondriac you know, and how many times per month they self-diagnose with a terminal illness. Cancer symptoms are vague and unspecific in young people (the top culprits are persistent and unexplained pain, lumps, bumps or swelling; significant weight loss; extreme tiredness; changes in a mole)...

Almost 50% Of Cancers Aren't Detected Early Enough

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Nearly 50% of cancers diagnosed in England are not detected early enough according to a new report, which urges people to become more aware of their b...

What Price Life? The Dilemma of Drug Costing

Sue Dewey | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
Sue Dewey

Listening to the news about NICE turning down yet another cancer drug has made me very sad and a little puzzled. In the space of 10 days two new drugs - Kadcyla and Abiraterone, that would give valuable extra time to breast and prostate cancer sufferers respectively, have been refused because of cost.

'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The star of Pancreatic Cancer Action's 'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer' campaign says she has no regrets about her decision to feature in the controversia...

'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A campaign designed to raise awareness around pancreatic cancer has caused outrage, after the adverts show patients longing to have more common types ...

Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped By More Than 20%

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer death rates in the UK have dropped by more than a fifth since the 1990s, according to new figures from a leading charity. In 1990, the disea...

Cancer Risk 'Can Be Determined By Single Symptoms', Thanks To New Software

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A new computer programme can alert family doctors when they need to send patients for cancer tests, researchers have said. The software can determi...

New Device Can 'Sniff' Out Bladder Cancer, Says Scientists

PA | PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A device that can sniff out early signs of bladder cancer has been developed by British scientists. The Odoreader smells urine and detects differen...

Bowel Cancer Diagnosis Delayed Until Advanced Stage

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The number of bowel cancer patients who are admitted to hospital as an emergency is "stubbornly" high, an audit of the disease has found. Around 22...

Cancer Patients More Likely To Survive Disease, Says Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Around 400,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with cancer and have survived for more than a decade, figures show. Macmillan Cancer Support sa...

Cancer Risk Increase in Under-50s

Danielle Lowe | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

The rise is being put down to women taking the pill and having children later, though there are likely to be other factors contributing as well. Organisations are stressing for women not to worry about these figures, and for them just to keep checking their breasts for any differences in feel, size and pain. However it is not necessarily those things that will cause the most worry. instead, it is likely to be a bigger worry to younger people again.

Why A Stiff Upper Lip Could Put Your Health At Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It might have helped the Victorians build an empire, but having a stiff upper lip could be putting Britons in mortal danger from cancer, researchers c...

'Too Many' Cancers Diagnosed In A&E

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Almost a quarter of people are not diagnosed with cancer until they are admitted to hospital as an urgent case, research suggests. The National Can...

Cancer Referral Delays For Women, Young And Ethnic Minorities

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer referrals vary widely between patients, a study has found. While the majority of patients (77%) who visited their doctor with suspicious sy...

Sensor Cell Discovery Gives Fresh Hope To Cancer Sufferers

PA | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Tiny sensors which monitor the health of cells have been developed by scientists in a move which could improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer a...

The Cost Of Cancer Set To Rise By Two Thirds

PA | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

The cost of diagnosing and treating cancer patients may rise by nearly two thirds over the next decade, a report has found. Healthca...