Cancer Diagnosis

The Intimate Combination Of Anxiety And Accepting I Had Cancer, At 19

Florence Hastings | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Florence Hastings

Firstly, and mainly, being diagnosed is a very hard process to fully accept. Once this is done, it is easy to move on with your life, enjoy life and make friends again.

This Is Why Men Get Cancer More Than Women

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists think they have finally cracked the mystery surrounding the higher prevalence of cancer in men than women, and it’s genetics. Traditional...

My Friend Has Cancer, What Do I Do Next?

Anikka Burton | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anikka Burton

I thought it would be useful to share some of the emotions that I know many people go through when they first learn about their loved ones cancer diagnosis. I think it always helps to know that other people are going through the same feelings and experiences. So

Blood Cancer Treatment Could Age Immune Cells By As Much As 30 Years

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Tech

The use of autologous stem cell transplants to treat blood cancer may age patients’ immune cells by up to 30 years, a new study indicates. Research...

AI Is Now As Good At Detecting Breast Cancer As Humans

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech

Research has shown that Artificial Intelligence is almost as good as humans at detecting metastatic breast cancer. A team of researchers from Beth Isr...

Cancer Is Not an Old Person's Disease

Jess Terry | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Terry

There are many connotations around cancer; that it affects old people and middle aged women. That women only really get breast cancer. That teenagers can't get cancer. However seven young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every day. That's over 2,500 new cases every year, and these statistics don't include relapses of illness.

Woman Discovers Toothache Is Mouth Tumour, After Doctors Misdiagnose With Wrong Cancer

PA Real Life | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A mother who was diagnosed with cancer just a month after getting married is facing an uncertain future – as doctors treated her for the wrong type....

Woman With Terminal Cancer Left Heartfelt Note For Family And Friends To Read After She Died

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who passed away from terminal cancer earlier this week left a heartfelt letter for friends and family, asking her husband to post it to Facebo...

How My Stepfather's Colon Cancer Taught Us How to Be More Resilient

Dana Fletcher | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dana Fletcher

Would you like to know what I have learned? Maybe, just maybe, there is a certain strength in weakness. Anyone who has had a family member with Cancer knows very well that this disease will push you to - and beyond - your emotional limits. But maybe such pain is a reality we must all be prepared to experience in some form?

Merseyside One Of The Worst Places For Late Cancer Diagnosis

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A diagnosis lottery means that cancer patients in some parts of the country have a better chance of survival than those in others, a new report claims...

Thousands Raised For Mum Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer Six Weeks After Birth

PA Real Life | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mother-of-three who found out she had incurable cancer six weeks after giving birth is hoping to complete her bucket list by marrying her partner. ...

Early Cancer Diagnosis Could Boost Chances Of Survival

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Early cancer diagnosis could triple a patient's chances of survival, experts have revealed. Researchers have spoken of the importance of diagnosing...

The UK Has Cancer - And it's Spreading Fast, Like... a Cancer!

John Piears | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK
John Piears

The previous Government set a measly target to bring the UK up to the average survival rates for Europe; an increase of just 3% after 5 years. How can we achieve a breakthrough in the battle against cancer when our aim is to do no better than other countries are already doing? And meanwhile, other countries are probably investing more, setting more ambitious targets and forging even further ahead.

Breaking A Tooth Saved My Life Says Mum Who Was 'Weeks From Death'

Photo Features | KELLY STRANGE | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: Graphic Images A mum-of-four has credited chipping her tooth while opening her son's juice bottle with saving her life, as her dentist d...

Whether to Tell Others When You Have Cancer - Carol McGiffin

Karin Sieger | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Undergoing cancer treatment and living with or beyond cancer is no mean feat. It can take single-minded determination to deal with treatment and its side effects, as well as life-long uncertainty and a roller coaster of unexpected mixed emotions.

When It Comes To Your Breasts, Do You Know #WhatNormalFeelsLike?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Spongy, squidgy, firm, bobbly. These are just a handful of words women are using to describe the way their breasts feel as part of a ground-breaking b...

By 2050, Cancer Deaths Could Be 'Eliminated' For Under 80s

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer deaths in the UK could be "eliminated" within 35 years for anyone under 80 if patients have better access to prevention measures and treatment,...

Screening Our Bodies...or Screening Our Thoughts?

Tony Lobl | Posted 30.12.2014 | 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 01.12.2014 | 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 24.11.2014 | 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 ...