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With the summer fast approaching it is important that we look after our skin by protecting ourselves from sunlight exposure, in order to minimise the risk of developing skin cancer. However, if you do suspect you have a melanoma, do you know what should happen next?
Paul Rumley reacts to the news that the NHS will begin to use AI to diagnose heart conditions this summer.
Our latest blog, by Joachim Stanley, considers new research which bodes well for early diagnosis of testicular cancer.
As part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Associate, Rebecca Callard, considers a recent study showing a possible link between long term antibiotic use and bowel cancer.
As part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Sophia Courtaux considers a new tool devised to help GPs assess the risk of patients suffering bowel cancer – one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK.
In this blog Simon Elliman considers the possible application of artificial intelligence in detecting skin cancer, which is a growing problem in the UK and is going undiagnosed too frequently.
Joachim Stanley writes about the importance of cervical screening for early detection of cervical cancer, following Jo’s Trust’s annual cervical cancer and cervical screening awareness week.
A blog considering recent news reports of administrative delays in patients being referred for investigations for cancer, and also that surgical treatment is being cancelled at present due to the ‘NHS crisis’.
Abigail Ringer considers ongoing research being carried out by the Cambridge Cancer Centre and whether we are getting closer to a world without cancer.
For many people the law surrounding medical negligence is unfamiliar territory, and understandably so. A key part of any claim is establishing what lawyers refer to as ‘causation’ – here we explore what this means and why it’s so important.
Sophia Courtaux writes about Breast Cancer Care’s campaign to raise awareness of secondary breast cancer and improve rates of diagnosis and ensuring correct treatment for those affected.
In this blog Simon Elliman considers the different levels of suspicion of skin lesions which are applied in different countries, and argues that General Practitioners (GPs) in the UK may be too complacent when making treatment decisions when melanoma is, or should be, suspected.
Sophia Courtaux considers a recent study by Macmillan Cancer Support which highlights the major changes in diagnosis, treatment and aftercare of cancer from 1970-2016.
Rosie Blacker considers the findings and implications of a recent report of failings in NHS hospitals to carry out recommended genetic testing when a patient under the age of 50 is diagnosed with bowel cancer.
A blog to raise awareness of bowel cancer- reported to be the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with over 41,000 people being diagnosed every year in the UK, and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
A blog considering the signs and symptoms of bladder and kidney cancer in support of March 2016’s ‘be clear on cancer – blood in pee’ symptom reminder campaign.
A blog to raise awareness of ovarian cancer – reported to be the biggest gynaecological killer of UK women, with UK survival rates amongst the worst in Europe.
This blog considers the risks of sun exposure and developing skin cancer, the signs to look out for and why prompt diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer is so important.
A blog to raise awareness of cervical cancer and the importance of the national screening programme in ensuring early diagnosis and treatment.
Sophia Courtaux considers the recent report confirming regional variations in the early diagnosis of cancer across England.
Solicitor Ben Lees considers the legal and ethical ramifications of paying GPs to reduce outpatient referrals, and how this fits within the government’s wider plan to slash £22bn from NHS funding.
A blog considering the importance of screening for cervical and other gynaecological cancers and whether there is ever a good reason for community doctors and nurses to refuse testing.
A blog considering a recent study suggesting that survival rates for cancer in England are falling behind other countries, the potential reasons for this and what could be done to change this.
A blog to raise awareness of the importance of cervical cancer screening for all women and considering the debate as to whether the screening age should be lowered in the UK.
A blog considering the symptoms of male breast cancer and potential reasons why it is frequently diagnosed at a late stage.