Beware potential signs of pancreatic cancer

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One in three adults would ignore potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer, according to a charity. Stomach ache, indigestion, unexplained weight loss and faeces that float rather than sink in the... Read More

The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

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A cancer charity has appointed a digital nurse to combat “fake news” online, which they say leaves patients “scared and at risk of bogus cures”. Macmillan Cancer Support found two-fifths... Read More

'Handful of changes' make cancer

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British scientists have worked out how many changes it takes to transform a healthy cell into a cancer. The team, at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, showed the answer was... Read More

Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area

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The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. Rising numbers of patients need hospital care – whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for planned operations and care,... Read More

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

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The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern... Read More

Gene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk'

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A gene test informing women how likely they are to develop breast cancer could soon be used on high-risk groups. The Manchester researchers behind the test said it could reduce... Read More

Life-extending lung cancer nivolumab drug approved

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A life-extending lung cancer drug will be made immediately available to NHS patients in England, say advisers. Campaigners, including the late Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill, have repeatedly called... Read More

'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

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Researchers have found there are seven types of the most common malignant child brain cancer – paving the way for more precise, “kinder” treatments. Medulloblastoma affects about 70 to 80... Read More

Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

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A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US scientists. Until now, Zika has... Read More

Family members shave heads to raise money for cancer

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Seren’s mother Jenny Deverell first noticed a small lump under her daughter’s ribs one morning as they ate breakfast. Doctors found two tumours which they are treating using chemotherapy. Jenny... Read More