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Category Archives: Oncology

Breast cancer claims against West Midlands hospitals

Three West Midlands hospitals are facing breast cancer claims from around 90 women after botched or unnecessary operations The claims are being brought against the Heart of England NHS Trust and Spire Healthcare. Ian Paterson was the surgeon that carried out the breast cancer operations in the claims, between 2004 and 2007. The operations were…
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Breast screening controversy over harms

As a result of an independent review, women invited for breast screening are to be given more information about the potential harms after it was shown that for every life saved, three women had unnecessary treatment for a cancer that would have never been fatal. This means that women who would otherwise led full and…
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Ovarian cancer survival rates in the UK are poor

A government funded study has found that women in the UK diagnosed with advanced stages of ovarian cancer are less likely to survive than in other similar countries. Swain & Co.’s medical negligence solicitors say the results are disturbing. The study suggests that the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer may not be on…
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Diabetes link to breast cancer

Experts say that post-menopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes appear to have a 27% increase chance of developing breast cancer. The study looked at 40 separate studies, examining the link between breast cancer and diabetes. Being obese is linked to both conditions, but cancer experts say there could be a direct connection between the…
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Bowel Cancer Awareness

Bowel cancer is England’s 3rd most common cancer. There are around 34,000 new cases per year and is the 2nd biggest cancer killer. The government has therefore launched their ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ once again, to raise awareness of the condition and the symptoms, as well as urge people to see their doctor. As with…
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Reduce risk of breast cancer by gardening and housework

According to new research, gardening, housework and walking the dog can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 13%. The findings are from the largest ever study that has looked at the link between physical activity and breast cancer. It has confirmed that an active lifestyle can help to prevent against the…
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Cancer waiting times targets are missed in Wales

According to the Welsh government’s figures, the cancer waiting times or urgent cases have been missed. The target is that 95% of urgent patient are seen by a specialist within 62 days. But, for the quarter ending June 2012, the Welsh figure was at only 88%. The Welsh government have said that they are working…
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NHS postcode lottery forces sufferer to rent second home

A seriously ill cancer sufferer has been forced to rent a second home due to the NHS postcode lottery for cancer treatment. Yvonne Briscoe wished to take a drug that could reduce her bowel cancer tumour, but her request was refused by doctors in her home town of Brynford, North Wales. Yvonne felt she had…
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Portsmouth praised for cancer care success

Following a survey of cancer patients, Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra (QA) hospital in Cosham has been revealed as having the most improved cancer care services in the country. In just one year, the QA has improved areas such as giving parents better information, providing more options for treatment and seeing patients more quickly. The cancer care…
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Cancer survival rate linked to availability of GP

Researchers have claimed that patients who struggle to get an appointment with their GP surgery within 48 hours are more at risk of being diagnosed with cancer too late, cutting their cancer survival rate. These patients are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer in accident and emergency (A&E), by which time the cancer is…
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