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Deaths from cancer in middle-age at lowest level

Figures from Cancer Research UK indicate that the number of cancer related deaths for people in their 50s is at an all time low. For people between 50 and 59 years of age, the number of cancer related deaths has fallen by 40% in the past 40 years. In the early 70’s there were more [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:19:12+00:00 July 18th, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Deaths from cancer in middle-age at lowest level

Daily Asprin reduces bowel cancer death risk

A recent study has suggested that a daily dose of Asprin can help to reduce the risk of a patient dying from bowel cancer. The study involved 4,500 bowel cancer patients who were taking a daily dose of up to 80mg Asprin. The results showed that the risk of dying from bowel cancer was reduced [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:19:12+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Daily Asprin reduces bowel cancer death risk

Breast enhancement jab to be banned

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons have welcomed the decision to ban a controversial breast enhancement injection. The filler injection Macrolane, manufactured by Q-Med, became known as a 'lunchtime boob job'. As many as 1 in 4 members of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons noticed that the injection caused complications, such as [...]

By | 2012-04-23T10:51:26+00:00 April 23rd, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Breast enhancement jab to be banned

Huntington’s disease protects against cancer

Recent research from Sweden has indicated that people with Huntington’s disease appear to have a level of protection against cancer. The researchers reviewed 40 years worth of medical records from 1969 to 2008. Out of over 1,500 patients with Huntington’s disease, just over 90 went on to develop cancer during the period. The researchers indicated [...]

By | 2012-04-13T09:00:49+00:00 April 13th, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Huntington’s disease protects against cancer

Encyclopaedia of cancer knowledge published

Researchers from the UK have helped to compile a ‘book of cancer knowledge,’ cataloguing data on over 600 cancer cell lines. The researchers point out that it will be useful in both cancer research and developing cancer treatments which can be tailored to a patient’s genetic profile. The researchers worked with colleagues in the US [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:19:12+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Encyclopaedia of cancer knowledge published

Obesity linked to rise in kidney cancer

The number of cases of kidney cancer has quadrupled between 1975 and 2009. Experts believe that the rise is linked to obesity levels. Obesity is known to increase the risk of kidney cancer by 70%, which has a bigger impact than smoking. Obesity is also known to increase the risk of other cancers, including breast [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:19:12+00:00 April 2nd, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Obesity linked to rise in kidney cancer

Apsrin can help in fight against cancer

Recent research from Oxford University has suggested that a small daily dose of Asprin can help to prevent cancer and may also help to treat it. The research indicated that a daily dose of between 75mg and 300mg of Asprin over three years appeared to reduce the number of cancer cases by 25%. At the [...]

By | 2012-03-26T13:05:52+00:00 March 26th, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Apsrin can help in fight against cancer

Top modelling agencies sign up to ‘no sunbed’ policy

A campaign launched by Cancer UK has seen some of the UK’s top modelling agencies sign up to a no sunbed policy. Last year, sunbeds were banned for use by anyone under the age of 18 in England and Wales. The new campaign, called ‘R UV UGLY,’ hopes to raise the awareness of the dangers [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:19:14+00:00 February 20th, 2012|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Top modelling agencies sign up to ‘no sunbed’ policy

Screening for bowel cancer may reduce deaths by a sixth

Over one million people in England have now been screened for bowel cancer and researchers who are studying the results from the first million suggest that the programme may cut the number of deaths from the disease by a sixth. Bowel cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the UK. Approximately 16,000 people die from [...]

By | 2011-12-14T10:37:13+00:00 December 14th, 2011|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Screening for bowel cancer may reduce deaths by a sixth

Parents of cancer sufferers having to borrow money

A survey by the cancer charity CLIC Sargent has revealed that many parents are having to take on debt to help cope with the additional financial expenses that they face when their child is undergoing cancer treatment. The charity interviewed 245 families where the child had been diagnosed with cancer, and young people who are [...]

By | 2011-12-07T13:23:57+00:00 December 7th, 2011|Cancer Care|Comments Off on Parents of cancer sufferers having to borrow money