Cancer gene test ‘would save lives’

by Jones on October 1, 2014

Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher chances of cancer, say UK research staff.
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Skirt size ‘can flag up cancer risk’

by Jones on September 25, 2014

Going up multiple skirt sizes in midlife may be a warning sign of increased breast cancer risk, study suggests.
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Cancer test ‘Jolie effect’ found

September 19, 2014

Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists. BBC News – Health

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Green light for new skin cancer drug

September 18, 2014

A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended. BBC News – Health

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Call for lung cancer screening in UK

September 11, 2014

Delays bringing in scan’s for lung cancer in the UK may cost tens of thousands of lives, warns a well-known cancer expert. BBC News – Health

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Hospitals seeing more skin cancer

September 2, 2014

The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years, figures show. BBC News – Health

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Sunbed study highlights cancer risk

August 31, 2014

Sunbed users are still at chances of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin, according to a new study by Dundee University. BBC News – Health

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Prostate drug ruling ‘a fiasco’

August 15, 2014

Patients say a decision by the NHS in England to reject a treatment for male adults with prostate cancer is a “fiasco”. BBC News – Health

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VIDEO: Breast cancer drug ‘too expensive’

August 8, 2014

A pioneering new breast cancer treatment called Kadcyla will not be routinely available in England, the NHS drugs advisory body NICE is proposing. BBC News – Health

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NHS says no to breast cancer drug

August 8, 2014

A pioneering new breast cancer treatment will not be routinely available on the NHS in England, the official drugs advisory body is proposing. BBC News – Health

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