Cancer checks: Record number of patients referred in England

Figures from NHS England show 2.7million referrals were made for suspected cancer in the last year. Source link

Screening CT Scans for Lung Cancer Have Saved More Than 10,000 Lives

By Robert Preidt HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — More than 10,000 American lives have been saved since lung cancer screening was introduced for high-risk people who are over 55 and have a history of smoking, a new study shows. But many poor people and those in ethnic/racial minority groups are… Continue reading Screening CT Scans for Lung Cancer Have Saved More Than 10,000 Lives

West Midlands Ambulance Service helps Ukraine cancer patients

More than 50 ambulance staff assisted an operation to get child patients to UK hospitals. Source link

Covid-19 pandemic hit outlook for lung cancer patients

Surgery was down by 40%, affecting an estimated 52 patients, while radiotherapy treatment fell by 27%. Source link

Cancer: 'I thought I had Covid but it was terminal lung cancer'

Doctors call for targeted lung cancer screening to catch cases early and reduce deaths by 20%. Source link

Ukraine war: 21 children flown to UK for cancer treatment

The children and their families arrived on an urgent flight after a plea from Polish officials. Source link

Pancreatic cancer: Life-changing medication not given to 40%

Two-fifths of pancreatic cancer patients are not being prescribed life-improving medication. Source link

Grim reaper tattoo used in throat cancer reconstruction

Colin Reilly had to have his tongue and voice rebuilt with skin from his arm after complex surgery. Source link

Stool tests might help spot early pancreatic cancer

This consistently identified patients with the disease, irrespective of how far it had progressed, suggesting that characteristic microbiome signatures emerge early on and that the stool microbiome might pick up early stage disease, say the researchers. Source link

Blood Pressure Meds May Prolong Life in Pancreatic Cancer

March 7, 2022 — Popular blood pressure medications may add years to the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer, a notoriously tough-to-treat cancer with low survival rates, new research suggests. These drugs, known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), lower blood pressure by relaxing veins and arteries and allowing the… Continue reading Blood Pressure Meds May Prolong Life in Pancreatic Cancer