Bedtime light ‘may stop cancer drug’

by Jones on July 25, 2014

Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US study.
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One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nod

by Jones on July 25, 2014

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.
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Leukaemia test developed in Cardiff

July 8, 2014

A test which predicts the prognosis for patients with one of the most common forms of chronic leukaemia has been developed at Cardiff University. BBC News – Health

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Skin and liver cancer up in England

June 19, 2014

The number of cases of skin cancer increased by 78%, and liver cancer by 70%, in male adults between 2003 and 2012, official figures show. BBC News – Health

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Activity aids breast cancer survival

June 9, 2014

Exercise can aid recovery after breast cancer but many adult females are not active enough, a study suggests. BBC News – Health

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Skin cancer trial results ‘exciting’

June 3, 2014

The results of two international trials against advanced skin cancer have been hailed as “exciting and striking” by cancer specialists. BBC News – Health

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Smoking and cancer gene ‘deadly mix’

June 1, 2014

Smoking and the breast cancer risk gene BRCA2 combine to “enormously” increase the chances of lung cancer, a UK-based study demonstrates. BBC News – Health

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Prostate cancer ‘linked to sex bug’

May 20, 2014

A sexually transmitted infection may trigger prostate cancer in men, say scientists who have studied the pathogen in question, but experts say proof is still lacking. BBC News – Health

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VIDEO: Cancer symptoms dismissed as IBS

May 2, 2014

Sonya Wilson – who is in remission from bowel cancer – said “she felt like she wasn’t being listened to” when she was going to see her doctor. BBC News – Health

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Call for smear tests for under-25s

May 1, 2014

The twin sister of a Liverpool woman who died of cervical cancer says smear tests should be made available routinely to under-25s. BBC News – Health

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