Cancer Screening

A Screening Programme FIT For Purpose

Deborah Alsina | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Alsina

Since its introduction, the NHS bowel cancer screening programme has been shown to be the most effective method of detecting bowel cancer early. Not only does screening pick up bowel cancer in the earliest stage of disease, it can also detect dangerous polyps which may develop into bowel cancer.

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.

All You Need To Know About Cervical Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To mark the start of cervical cancer awareness week, we've asked the experts to simplify everything you need to know, from risk factors to prevention....

Screenings 'Give False Reassurance' To Women Concerned About Ovarian Cancer

PA | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Almost half of women incorrectly believe that smear tests can detect ovarian cancer, a charity has warned. Target Ovarian Cancer said that a poll o...

New Biomarkers Vital for Cancer Screening

Ellee Seymour | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Tech
Ellee Seymour

It's astonishing to realise that in spite of our advanced medical technology and years of dedicated research, there are no biomarkers approved for the screening of breast or lung cancer - the two most cancers for men and women around the world.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Screening: The Five-Year Survival Fallacy

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK
Dr. Layla McCay

When it comes to screening, it's not a bad idea to look before you leap. Don't fall for the old lead time bias, or the description of the test being initially 'simple' - ask how having screening affects the mortality rate, weigh up the pros and cons, and make up your own mind.

Health is a Human Right

Justen Schafer | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK
Justen Schafer

Every year, Human Rights Day spurs debate around the world about what constitutes a human right. Much-vaunted, often controversial, and little understood, it seems there's still a great deal of contention about which rights are most important.