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Movember prostate cancer campaign has biggest year yet.

The Movember prostate cancer campaign in November was a stunning success.The people of the United Kingdom have got behind Movember for its biggest year yet with over 360,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas pledging to change the face of men’s health across the UK with everyone reaching for the razors over the weekend and saying […]

Prostate cancer symptoms

Prostate cancer symptoms are unfortunately difficult to spot in the early stages of growth.Only when the cancer has advanced will symptoms usually appear- which is a bad cancer sign and contributes to the approximately 10,000 deaths in the UK every year. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you must see a medical professional […]

Breast cancer gene increases prostate cancer risk four fold

A faulty gene that increases the chances of breast cancer in women has been found to raise the risk of prostate cancer in men four fold.Men with a strong family history of either cancer in their family could be offered genetic tests to discover if they are carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene so their health […]

Prostate cancer- new treatment gives excellent results

A new treatment for prostate cancer can rid the disease from nine in ten men without debilitating side effects, a study has found, leading to new hope for tens of thousands of men.It is hoped the new treatment, which involves heating only the tumours with a highly focused ultrasound, will mean men can be treated […]

Early success in prostate cancer drug trial gives patients promising future

A London hospital’s trial of a prostate cancer drug has been stopped early because it was so successful doctors felt it would be “unethical” to deny the treatment to other patients.Medics halted tests of the life-extending drug because it would have been “unethical” not to offer the treatment to all 922 cancer sufferers taking part […]

Exercise should be standard part of cancer care

All patients getting cancer treatment should be told to do two and a half hours of physical exercise every week, says a report by Macmillan Cancer Support. Being advised to rest and take it easy after treatment is an outdated view the charity says. Research shows that exercise can reduce the risk of dying from […]

Drinking coffee cuts prostate cancer by 20 per cent

Drinking six or more cups of coffee a day could cut the risk of prostate cancer by 20 per cent new US research has found.Coffee has been linked to a reduced risk of dying from prostate cancer in a study of nearly 50,000 US men. Those who drank six or more cups a day were […]

Cancer rates league table

Here is a cancer rates league table of the countries with the highest overall rates of cancer, for men, for women and for breast cancer in women, according to the World Cancer Research Fund. In total there were 12.7 million new cases of cancer worldwide in 2008The latest global figures show that in 2008, there […]

Postcode lottery in prostate cancer treatment

Men with prostate cancer are five times more likely to die in some parts of the country than others, highlighting a “postcode lottery” in NHS care, campaigners claim.Experts warned that inequalities in care across the country were “getting worse”. The disease is one of the most common forms of cancer in men. About 35,000 men […]

NHS suspend 3 whistleblowers in London

Three senior NHS staff in London claim they have been suspended for whistle blowing after raising concerns about the hospitals they work in.As NHS staff they are entitled to protection under the Public Disclosure Act 1998 from dismissal or victimisation if they have concerns about misconduct and malpractice. But the three health trusts concerned have […]