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My journey through the big C – when doctor became patient

The autumn of 2015 was meant to be yet another passing season. I should have known something was badly wrong when I started finding the morning …

Cancer

Cancer genes hide outside chromosomes

Cancer’s relentless progression and ability to develop drug resistance are some of its most feared characteristics. While treatments succeed at first …

Genetics

One-off examination, being introduced across NHS, was able to prevent 35% of bowel cancers overall and 40% of deaths<p>A one-off screening test being introduced across the NHS cuts the risk of developing bowel cancer by a third, a long-term study has found.<p>The test, which is being rolled out across …

Cancer

Cancer patients exposed to radiation, says atomic body

<b>Kampala:</b> For more than three years, hundreds of cancer patients in Mulago Hospital and workers at the Cancer Institute were unknowingly absorbing …

Prostate cancer treatment time 'could be halved' with more intense radiotherapy

New procedure could reduce the number of hospital visits per year by more than 150,000, say scientists<p>The time it takes to treat prostate cancer could be cut in half after study shows men can handle higher doses of radiotherapy.<p>The new procedure involves applying higher doses of accurately targeted …

Radiotherapy for prostate cancer raises risk of new tumours

Patients should be informed that radiotherapy raises the risk of secondary cancer, say health experts<p>Prostate cancer patients who undergo radiotherapy raise their risk of getting other cancers by nearly 70 per cent, a new study suggests.<p>Health experts have warned that men who have low-risk prostate …

Revolutionary ‘cancer-killing’ radiotherapy scanner to be tested in UK

A brand new high-tech machine which simultaneously scans and kills cancer cells will be trialed on patients in the UK.<p>The MR-Linac machine will be tested at two hospitals, one in London and one in Manchester. Experts say it could open up a whole new area of personalized cancer treatment.<p>The machine …

Uganda's radiotherapy machine​ has broken – but crowdfunding isn't the fix

Uganda’s only radiotherapy machine has performed its last act, finally breaking down after 21 years of faithful service in Kampala’s national referral hospital, Mulago.<p>As a result, at least 2,000 patients have been left with no access to radiotherapy and cancer sufferers will have to travel to …

Africa

New study finds interruption of radiation therapy risks cancer recurrence

Missing 2 appointments of radiotherapy may impair tumor control, particularly for head and neck cancers<p>February 9, 2016--(NEW YORK, NY)--Cancer …

Scientists find reactor protein that could stop breast cancer spreading

A reactor protein has been pinned down which it is hoped will help prevent breast cancer from spreading, according to a new study. The researchers …

Half Of Brits 'Unaware Of Advanced Forms Of Radiotherapy', Research Shows

A new health report has revealed that half of people have never heard of advanced types of radiotherapy, while thousands do not get access to the …