Teen obesity ‘link to bowel cancer’

by Jones on May 26, 2015

Being overweight or obese in adolescence is linked to a greater chances of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests.
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Cancer fund reprieves only one drug

by Jones on May 22, 2015

The Cancer Drugs Fund in England will continue to pay for a stomach cancer drug after an appeal by the manufacturer.
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Family breast cancer ‘as treatable’

May 20, 2015

If someone has been diagnosed with breast cancer, having a strong family history of the condition does not worsen their prognosis, as said by study staff. BBC News – Health

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VIDEO: ‘Prostate cancer drug extended my life’

May 14, 2015

Early treatment with a chemotherapy drug, Docetaxel, extends the lives of patients with advanced prostate cancer by nearly two years, a major study demonstrates. BBC News – Health

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Prostate cancer drug ‘extends lives’

May 14, 2015

A chemotherapy drug can extend the lives of patients with advanced prostate cancer by nearly two years, a major “game-changing” study demonstrates. BBC News – Health

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Ovarian cancer blood test ‘boost’

May 5, 2015

A 14-year UK trial of regular blood tests demonstrates such success in early detection of ovarian cancer that it may lead to a national scan’s programme. BBC News – Health

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Most ‘unaware’ of skin cancer signs

May 4, 2015

More than three-quarters of people in the UK would not recognise signs of skin cancer, a survey by British Association of Dermatologists suggests. BBC News – Health

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Skin cancer cases rise by a third

April 29, 2015

Cases of skin cancer in Scotland increase by more than 30% in the past decade, according to latest NHS figures. BBC News – Health

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Bowel cancers ‘spotted too late’

April 22, 2015

Thousands of people in England are dying from bowel cancer because their disease is not being spotted early enough, warns a charity. BBC News – Health

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Breath test for stomach cancer risk

April 14, 2015

A simple breath test may help predict whether people with gut problems are at high chances of developing stomach cancer, a small study suggests. BBC News – Health

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