Cancer Patients

Loneliness and Cancer Are a Toxic Combination

Juliet Bouverie | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bouverie

How can you feel alone when you're surrounded by people? Lisa Grice from Cheshire knows the answer to that because in 2012 when she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, she had her husband by her side - but she was still crippled with loneliness.

The Controversy Surrounding the 'No Makeup Selfie' Gave It Depth - Without It, It Was Empty

Kristina Egan | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kristina Egan

As an ex-cancer patient, I made pretty clear early on that the "no makeup selfie" had zero relevance to the experience of cancer. In my eyes, the NMS was supposed to be a move of solidarity for the people going through cancer. Baring yourself, exposing yourself, making you feel vulnerable, to try to understand a mere taste of the fragility that someone with cancer experiences when they look in the mirror. The photos I saw did not show that.

Innovations in Healthcare - How the NHS Is Improving Patient Care With Telemedicine

Andrew Graley | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Graley

Developments in telemedicine are benefitting patients with a broad range of needs as well as improving hospital services and improving resource allocation across the NHS. Significant progress has been made towards three million people being able to benefit from telehealth by 2017 in the UK, so these programmes could be coming to hospital near you soon.

Older Cancer Patients Considered 'Too Old For Treatment'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some cancer patients are being "written off" as being too old for treatment, a charity has warned. Too many older patients are being assessed on th...

Third Of Kidney Cancer Patients 'Denied Life-Extending Drugs'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A third of patients with kidney cancer have been denied life-extending drugs despite hospitals being told to prescribe them, a report has found. He...

Cancer Patients' Extravagant Makeovers Allow Them To Forget Illness 'If Only For A Second'

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Living with cancer is a constant struggle. Patients have to try and adapt not only to the physical impact of the disease - changing appearance and low...

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...

Study Reveals Cancer Costs Average Patient £570 Per Month

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Having cancer costs the average patient around £570 a month, research suggests. Four in five cancer patients are forced to pay out the "whopping" ...

The Loneliness of Cancer Patients Is a Sad Indictment of Society

Ciaran Devane | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ciaran Devane

One in four people newly diagnosed with cancer in the UK will lack support from family or friends during their treatment and recovery - that's more than an estimated 70,000 people every year not getting help at a time when they need it more than ever. Of those, around a third - an estimated 20,000 people each year - will receive no support whatsoever, facing cancer completely alone.

Why Cancer Patients Need to Take Control of Their Own Treatment

Endeavour Press | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Endeavour Press

For many people, when they are told that they have cancer, it will be the first time that they have confronted their own mortality. Of course, they will have known that they were going to die one day. We all do. But it is probably not something they have dwelt upon, and made peace with.

Cancer Patients Deserve the Government's Support

Ciaran Devane | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ciaran Devane

Asking peers to accept an arbitrary one year time limit for Employment and Support Allowance payments for cancer patients and others to recover from their gruelling treatment and get back behind a desk or onto the factory floor was always going to be a tough sell, and so it proved yesterday evening.

Cancer Patients Are 'More Worried About Their Finances Than Death'

PA | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

Cancer patients and their families are 20 times more likely to ask for help about financial issues than death and dying, figures suggest. Four out ...

Cancer Patients 'Relying On Charity To Pay Fuel Bills'

PA | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK

Cancer patients are becoming increasingly reliant on charity handouts to heat their homes as they struggle to pay rising fuel bills, newly-published f...

Lifestyle Changes Could Prevent 40% of Cancer Cases In UK Each Year

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Making small lifestyle could dramatically reduce people's the risk of cancer, according to new research. Scientists found that four in 10 cancers ...

Parents Of Children With Cancer 'Forced Into Debt' During Treatment

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

Parents of children with cancer are being forced to borrow money to cover costs while their youngster has treatment, according to research. A surve...

GPs Failing To Immediately Refer Cancer Patients To Specialists, Says New Report

PA | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK

A third of patients who have symptoms of cancer visit their GP twice or more before being referred to a specialist, according to a new report. The ...

Cancer Patients May Have Lost Chance To Father Children After Sperm Samples Accidentally 'Destroyed'

PA | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

Health chiefs at a clinic have admitted that frozen sperm samples of a number of patients were mistakenly destroyed. Cardiff and Vale University He...

Cancer Sufferer Speaks Out Amid Claims Drugs Are 'Futile'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK

Malcolm Cole is a Myeloma sufferer, and is being kept alive by a drug called Lenalidomide. A report published in the Lancet Oncology on Monday pro...

Doctors 'Failing Cancer Patients', Says Expert

PA | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Doctors are failing cancer patients "far too often" by not spotting other medical problems caused by their treatment, according t...

We Must not let the Welfare Reform Bill Penalise Cancer Patients

Ciaran Devane | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Politics
Ciaran Devane

People in the UK are rightly very protective of their welfare state; I have no doubt that it is this sense of ownership, that it is our welfare system that leads some to condemn those who they feel have broken this agreement between citizen and state.