Cancer Screening

Cancer Isn't Soft, So Why Is This New Approach?

Samantha Walsh | Posted 22.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

So when my latest invitation arrived a few days ago I knew instantly what it was and tore it open eagerly (which may sound surprising, but no checks for three years has left me feeling anxious - like walking a tightrope between skyscrapers without a safety net).

Miracle 'Cure' Prevents Thousands of Bowel Cancer Deaths

Mark Flannagan | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Flannagan

If this headline referred to some new drug treatment the news would be worldwide. But we can actually make bowel cancer a cancer that almost no one di...

Why the Wait When Lives Are Being Lost?

Deborah Alsina | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Alsina

Screening can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms, when it is easier to treat. Sometimes it can prevent bowel cancer from even developing in the first place by picking up non-cancerous growths (polyps) which could become cancerous in the future.

Ovarian Cancer Screening Could Cut Deaths By A Fifth, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A simple, annual blood test could help prevent one fifth of women from dying of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. A study of 200,000 women foun...

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.

Everything You Need To Know About Cervical Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Although described as "uncommon" by the NHS, cervical cancer claims the lives of 1,000 women in the UK each year and remains the most common form of c...

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.