‘Red Flag’ Cancer Symptoms Often Not Urgently Referred

Among patients presenting to their general practitioner with ‘red flag’ features suggestive of possible cancer, 60% are not being referred for urgent investigation with a specialist within 2 weeks, contrary to guideline recommendations, shows a UK analysis. Of the patients who were not given an urgent referral, approaching 4% were diagnosed with cancer within a year, compared with almost 10% …

Breast cancer fear stops women from getting help sooner

Over 50% of women admit to being in the dark about breast cancer treatments and this would prevent many of them from seeking an early diagnosis. No images? Click here New research shows women are ‘unaware’ that not all breast cancers are the same Dear Colleague, Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are delighted to be working withThe Pink Ribbon Foundation to …

Why haven’t we cured cancer yet?

To understand why we haven’t cured cancer yet, the most important thing to know is that cancer is not one disease. Instead, it’s an umbrella term for more than 200 distinct diseases. Each broad cancer type has many sub-types, and they all look and behave differently because they are different on a genetic and molecular level. This is because cancer …