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  1. News Article
    Two years of the pandemic have meant drops in essential screening and detection in Australia, while cancer patients undergo treatments alone and isolate to avoid Covid risks. When Claire Simpson turned 50 in early 2020, she received a letter telling her to get a mammogram. Then the pandemic hit, and Victoria went into lockdown. “Like many people, I put it off until we were coming out of that lockdown, but by then it was September and I couldn’t get an appointment until December,” she says. In February 2021 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy. Tests showed s
  2. News Article
    Again and again, Hannah Catton told doctors something was wrong with her body. Again and again, she said, the doctors dismissed her concerns. They didn’t listen in late 2018 when she told them about her frequent urinary tract infections. They didn’t listen months later when she returned to tell them she was having irregular periods. And they didn’t listen when she complained of bloating, constipation, diarrhea and extreme pain. Catton was telling them her body was in rebellion. Almost a dozen physicians told her otherwise: She was young and healthy, so it was probably nothing — just
  3. Content Article
    The report provides information on the patient involved and background to the adverse incident, analyses the reasons for the incident and provides recommendations for the administration of intrathecal chemotherapy to prevent a similar incident occurring in the future: Recommendations include: changes to operational practices in pharmacy and ward settings changes to protocols in pharmacy and ward settings the provision of separate prescri0ption charts for intrathecal drugs formal, appropriate training on practical chemotherapy administration for senior house offi
  4. News Article
    A crisis in cancer care at NHS Tayside could have been averted if the health board had publicly supported doctors who were criticised by an official report, according to a top oncologist. The last remaining breast radiotherapy specialist left at the end of January, with the board unable to replace him. Patients must now travel to Aberdeen, Glasgow or Edinburgh for radiotherapy. The situation has emerged three years after an investigation into chemotherapy treatment at Ninewells Hospital. NHS Tayside apologised to patients in 2019 after an investigation found doctors deviated fro
  5. News Article
    The numbers of cancer patients facing delays in seeing a specialist for the first time and starting their treatment have hit record highs in England, amid fears that overstretched NHS services can no longer provide prompt care. The disclosure comes as a new row over how quickly hospitals can clear the record 6 million-strong NHS backlog has forced ministers to delay publication of the long-awaited plan to tackle it. Half a million people in England with suspected cancer will have to wait longer than the supposed two-week maximum to see an oncologist this year, an analysis for the Hou
  6. News Article
    Several drug companies have been fined £35 million for colluding to raise the cost of an anti-nausea drug used by cancer patients, taking the total fines stemming from a Times investigation to £400 million. The price paid by the NHS for prochlorperazine 3mg dissolvable tablets rose by 700%, from £6.49 a packet to more than £51, between December 2013 and December 2017, costing the NHS an extra £5 million a year. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that several companies broke the law by fixing the market and agreeing not to produce a rival version of the drug, which
  7. News Article
    Coleen McSorley, who has been deaf from birth, was left upset and struggling to understand the details of her cancer diagnosis. Now one care centre is hoping to offer more support to others facing a similar challenge. Coleen was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2020. At the time, Covid restrictions meant she was unable to bring an interpreter or her hearing parents to hospital appointments. The 56-year-old said she was given wads of literature about her cancer - but like many people who have been deaf from birth, she struggles to read. "English is my second language aft
  8. News Article
    Growing numbers of adults and children in England are surviving for longer after being diagnosed with cancer, with increases in lifespan seen in almost all types of the disease. Survival for one year and five years rose among adults diagnosed between 2015 and 2019 compared with those whose illness was identified between 2006 and 2010, NHS Digital reported. Survival is highest in adults who have melanoma of the skin, one of the main forms of skin cancer. Nine out of 10 men now survive for five years, as do almost 95% of women. However, survival remains stubbornly low for other fo
  9. News Article
    Improving cancer care will be a huge challenge, ministers are being warned as they promise a new 10-year strategy for England. Figures suggest there have been 34,000 fewer diagnoses since Covid hit - 50,000 if you include the whole UK. It risks an increasing number of late diagnoses which reduces the chances of survival, cancer charities said. It comes as the government is promising to invest in new technologies and equipment to spot cancer quicker. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the new "war on cancer" strategy will be published later this year. "It will take a far-reac
  10. News Article
    The leadership of a prominent cancer trust acted in a ‘defensive and dismissive’ manner when serious concerns were raised about bullying behaviours and multiple failings in the handling of a major research contract, an external review has found. As previously revealed by HSJ, NHS England commissioned the review into events at The Christie Foundation Trust after whistleblowers raised numerous concerns over a research project with pharmaceutical giant Roche, and about the way they were treated as a result of speaking out. The NHSE review, which was led by Angela Schofield, chair of Har
  11. News Article
    Nearly half of patients with blood cancer are insufficiently protected against the Omicron variant after three vaccine doses, according to a new study. Experts from the Francis Crick Institute and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust said their research highlights the need for a fourth jab among these vulnerable people. As part of the ongoing Capture study, scientists have been monitoring the antibody response of hundreds of patients with different types of cancer, after one, two and three vaccine doses. Specifically, the researchers measured levels of neutralising antibodies
  12. News Article
    A cervical cancer patient has been treated with the aid of artificial intelligence (AI) for the first time in the UK. Emma McCormick, 44, was treated at the St Luke's Cancer Centre in Guildford, Surrey. The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust treated Ms McCormick, who is from West Sussex, using adaptive radiotherapy. The AI technology uses daily CT scans to target the specific areas that need radiotherapy. This helps to avoid damage to healthy tissue and limit side-effects, the hospital said. Patients are given treatments lasting between 20 and 25 minutes, although Ms Mc
  13. News Article
    The public are being urged not to put off seeking help for worrying cancer symptoms because of NHS pressures. NHS England chiefs said record numbers were being seen for check-ups before Omicron hit - and despite the current situation cancer was being prioritised. There have been nearly 50,000 fewer cancer diagnoses across the UK since the start of the pandemic, Macmillan Cancer Support say. This risks an increase in late-stage diagnoses, reducing survival chances. Past surveys have suggested people are reluctant to come forward during surges in Covid cases because they did
  14. Content Article
    Find out more from Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust on: The symptoms of cervical cancer. Vaginal bleeding that is unusual for you. Changes to vaginal discharge. Pain or discomfort during sex. Unexplained pain in your lower back or between your hipbones.
  15. News Article
    Changes in cervical cancer screenings will help save lives, not put them at risk, according to a top gynaecologist. Prof Alison Fiander said people should not be worried screenings have dropped from every three to every five years in Wales as tests are "more effective". Public Health Wales (PHW) said the new rules were for people aged 25 to 49. More than 1.2 million people backed calls for a rethink in a UK petition and politicians in Wales will debate it after 30,000 signed a Senedd petition. Women and people with a cervix - as it could also affect trans men too - who had
  16. Event
    Women’s health is one of the most political issues of our time. Much like the rest of society, health systems have been created by men for men – and women have been left to fit around the edges. Despite incredible medical advances across the world for women, they remain infantilised and controlled by patriarchal health systems. PPP’s international report, chaired by Dame Clare Gerada and Dame Lesley Regan, will change this narrative. Join us to round off International Women’s Week on the 11th March 2022 to delve deeper into the report’s findings – as we challenge the status quo and put wo
  17. Content Article
    Currently, in the UK over 80,000 people are diagnosed with one of the less survivable cancers every year: Pancreatic cancer Lung cancer Brain tumours Oesophageal cancer Stomach cancer Liver cancer Despite accounting for 51% of common cancer deaths, the less survivable cancers still suffer from low awareness amongst the public and health practitioners. Delays in diagnosis have a detrimental effect on survival of these rapidly-advancing diseases, which are currently difficult or impossible to treat at later stages. If you have a less surviva