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      Woman says Deborah James’s bowel cancer campaigning helped save her life

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Monday, 24 June - 05:00


    Lyndsey Ainscough says she only sought advice on symptoms after seeing the late ‘Bowelbabe’ on TV

    A woman has told how the health campaigner Dame Deborah James helped save her life from deadly bowel cancer.

    Lyndsey Ainscough, from Leigh in Greater Manchester, only decided to seek advice after seeing James on television shortly before she died.

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      Women urged to accept NHS cervical screening invitations

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 22 June - 06:00


    NHS England says its ambition to wipe disease out by 2040 relies on more under-50s coming forward

    Women have been urged by NHS officials to attend cervical screenings after figures showed a third of those under 50 do not take up their invitation.

    Each year, about 3,200 women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 850 die from it. It is the 14th most common cancer affecting women in Britain, with women aged 30 to 34 most likely to be diagnosed with it.

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      Radioactive drugs strike cancer with precision

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 21 June - 10:30

    Pharma interest and investment in radiotherapy drugs is heating up.

    Enlarge / Pharma interest and investment in radiotherapy drugs is heating up. (credit: Knowable Magazine)

    On a Wednesday morning in late January 1896 at a small light bulb factory in Chicago, a middle-aged woman named Rose Lee found herself at the heart of a groundbreaking medical endeavor. With an X-ray tube positioned above the tumor in her left breast, Lee was treated with a torrent of high-energy particles that penetrated into the malignant mass.

    “And so,” as her treating clinician later wrote , “without the blaring of trumpets or the beating of drums, X-ray therapy was born.”

    Radiation therapy has come a long way since those early beginnings . The discovery of radium and other radioactive metals opened the doors to administering higher doses of radiation to target cancers located deeper within the body . The introduction of proton therapy later made it possible to precisely guide radiation beams to tumors, thus reducing damage to surrounding healthy tissues—a degree of accuracy that was further refined through improvements in medical physics, computer technologies and state-of-the-art imaging techniques.

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      As a cancer patient and retired GP, I am seeing first-hand how the NHS is struggling | Letter

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 20 June - 16:57

    Dr Amanda Platts , who had to wait eight weeks to start chemotherapy due to a shortage of funding and nurses, believes taxing people more is the only way to save the health service

    Last time I wrote to the Guardian was the day before the last election, when I was sitting with my daughter who was about to start cancer treatment. In that letter ( 11 December 2019 ), I said: “Save [the NHS] please, by voting tactically to avoid another minute of Conservative misrule.”

    Unfortunately, I am yet again in hospital, this time as the patient starting chemotherapy. My GP saw me the day after I felt a lump, I was seen by the surgeon within the two-week cancer wait, and my diagnosis and treatment was planned within the next two weeks. But then I was told I would have to wait eight weeks to start chemotherapy.

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      Dance music producer Dario G known for No 2 hit Sunchyme dies at 53

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Monday, 17 June - 19:19


    The musician, whose real name was Paul Spencer, was diagnosed with stage four rectal cancer in 2023

    Paul Spencer, the dance music producer known as Dario G, has died at the age of 53.

    The musician was diagnosed with stage four rectal cancer in 2023 and regularly posted about his condition on social media.

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      What are the ‘off the charts’ breakthroughs in cancer treatments?

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 7 June - 09:07

    American Society of Clinical Oncology annual address shares ‘impressive’ findings in vaccines, drug trials and AI

    At the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting , the world’s largest cancer conference, doctors, scientists and researchers shared new findings on ways to tackle the disease.

    The event in Chicago, attended by about 44,000 health professionals, featured more than 200 sessions focused on this year’s theme, The Art and Science of Cancer Care: From Comfort to Cure. Here is a roundup of the key studies.

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      ‘Enormous potential’: weight-loss drugs cut cancer risk by a fifth, research shows

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 4 June - 17:00

    Experts believe injections such as Wegovy could play a big role in preventing and treating the disease

    Weight-loss drugs offer a new weapon in the global fight against cancer, with “enormous potential” to prevent new cases and shrink tumours, doctors said as research showed the jabs can cut the risk of developing the disease by a fifth.

    Blockbuster injections such as Wegovy have revolutionised the treatment of obesity, and recently been approved for use in other areas of medicine, including reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular-related deaths.

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      What is SPF and how much sunscreen do you really need? Experts answer

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 4 June - 12:00

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US and while sunscreen abounds in aisles, many aren’t applying it correctly

    The sun has given us so much. Flowers, for example. Also sunsets, vitamin D and the 2002 Sheryl Crow hit Soak Up the Sun.

    And yet, despite its brilliant generosity, humans must also diligently shield themselves from the sun lest its ultraviolet rays inflict damage on our soft, fallible bodies. Among our most powerful defenses? SPF products.

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      ‘Extremely impressive’: melanoma jab trial results excite doctors

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Monday, 3 June - 21:00


    The new vaccine approach will help improve survival rates for ‘the next decades and more’, says Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician

    The world’s first personalised mRNA cancer vaccine for melanoma halves the risk of patients dying or the disease returning, according to trial results that doctors described as “extremely impressive”.

    Melanoma affects more than 150,000 people a year globally, according to 2020 figures from World Cancer Research Fund International.

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