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A new online tool that could better predict the long-term risk of breast cancer returning in other areas of the body has been created. The prognostic tool, known as CTS5 (Clinical Treatment Score post-5-years), could be used to decide which patients are at high enough risk of their cancer returning…
Teenagers who drink a lot of alcohol dramatically increase their risk of deadly prostate cancer later in life, research suggests. A study found that 15 to 19-year-olds who consumed at least seven drinks per week tripled their chances of being diagnosed with "high grade" aggressive prostate cancer. Lead scientist Dr…
A hospital trust has apologised after the wife of a Sky News presenter was sent a letter inviting her to a breast cancer screening weeks after she died from the disease. Colin Brazier shared on Twitter a letter addressed to his late wife, Jo, sent by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust.…
Poor mental wellbeing among the family carers of terminally-ill cancer patients represents a "substantial public health problem", researchers have warned. More than eight in 10 (83%) of those caring for a relative dying from cancer report clinically significant psychological distress, according to a study published in journal Palliative Medicine, compared…
Researchers have been awarded £3.1 million for a pioneering study to help find new treatments for a rare form of blood cancer. Scientists at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Cancer Sciences will carry out laboratory experiments in tandem with a clinical trial to monitor how cancer cells in patients…
Nearly three in 10 (29%) cancer patients have experienced mental health issues as a result of treatment, figures show. Just over one in 10 (11%) had sought professional help for conditions including anxiety and depression triggered by cancer treatment, data from a YouGov survey in support of Cancer Research UK…
Marie Curie has been voted the woman who has made the most significant impact on world history. In a reader poll conducted by BBC History Magazine of the 100 women who changed the world, the pioneering scientist came out on top, above the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Diana, Princess of…
A radical new radiotherapy trial could significantly cut the number of visits for men with prostate cancer, researchers said. Treatment may be delivered in just five bouts compared to the usual 37, Queen's University Belfast said. The trial was the first of its kind in the UK and delivered large…
A judge has ruled to "keep the door closed" on a mother who has not been told her estranged teenage child has cancer. Mr Justice Hayden said a ban on informing the youngster's mother of her child's condition, imposed at the High Court in London in June, should continue. At…
A breast cancer charity has called on the Government to tackle a "totally unacceptable" lack of care for women with the disease. Breast Cancer Care said that, in its survey of almost 3,000 women with breast cancer, 41% said they did not get the professional support they needed to cope…
More than 5,300 people are being diagnosed with sarcoma cancer every year in the UK - suggesting it is more common than previously thought, a charity has warned. Sarcoma is cancer of the bone and soft tissue which can develop anywhere in the body, making it one of the most…
Almost three quarters of specialist breast cancer nurses in Wales are aged 50 or over so many could retire in the next decade, a charity has warned. Macmillan Cancer Support said its latest census shows 74% of breast cancer nurses where age was reported are at least 50, leading to…
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