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Theresa May told how her goddaughter died from cancer as she outlined plans to spare thousands of others the "pain of losing a loved one before their time". The Prime Minister said a new cancer strategy will be a key part of the NHS's long-term plan, with early detection vital…
An aspirin a day not only helps keep cancer at bay, it may also play a life-saving role in treatment, new research suggests. A review study involving hundreds of thousands of cancer patients found that in some cases survival chances were significantly increased by taking the painkiller. Compared with other…
The first UK patient has received radiotherapy using a machine which could one day cure some cancers in a single treatment. The Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London are only the third centre in the world to use the technology, which can track the shifting…
Breast cancer patients should be given better mental health support, charities have said. More than eight in 10 (84%) women diagnosed with the disease in England were not warned about the possible long-term emotional impact it will have, according to a survey by Breast Cancer Care. A third (33%) revealed…
Almost 4,000 women were identified in 2016 as not having been sent routine invitations for breast screening, an MSP has highlighted. Conservative MSP Jamie Greene raised the figures, contained in a review published in December that year by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS), as he sought assurances the screening programme’s IT…
Almost 1,800 women are being contacted by the NHS after it emerged they were not invited for breast screening appointments. It comes after a review of the Scottish Breast Screening programme found 1,761 women aged over 70 did not receive their final screening appointment – with these being delayed for…
Crowdfunding appeals for cancer treatment are fuelling the use of alternative "quack" therapies, experts have warned. About £8 million has been raised for alternative cancer treatments on UK crowdfunding sites since 2012, according to figures published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The findings have led to calls for sites…
Children and young people with a form of leukaemia will have access to a groundbreaking treatment after NHS England secured a deal with the drug manufacturer. Tisagenlecleucel, a form of chimeric antigen receptor T-Cell (CAR-T) therapy, has been shown to cure some patients with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. NHS…
Olympic athlete Dame Kelly Holmes has described the "heartbreaking" experience of losing her mother to blood cancer as she campaigns to raise awareness of the disease. The double gold medal winner spoke out as it emerged that more than half of British adults could not name any symptoms of the…
More than half of British adults cannot name any symptom of blood cancer despite it being one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the UK, a charity has warned. Bloodwise said it found just 1% of people questioned said they were "very confident" they could identify common symptoms, even…
Children with cancer are having to travel twice as far and spend twice as much on journeys for treatment than adults, research has revealed. Children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent found young cancer patients and their families face average travel costs of £180 a month for their "cancer commute" of getting…
A "new generation" cancer therapy has been rejected for widespread NHS use by health officials. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) published draft guidance stating that axicabtagene ciloleucel, also known as Yescarta, is not recommended for NHS use for patients with aggressive sub-types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The…
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