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Isn’t it time to re-name breast cancer in men?

Suspect you have cancer - it can be difficult to go for testing As a woman, I can't imagine how difficult it must be for a man who suspects he has breast cancer This was boought home with the shocking news that 15 men, including police and firefighters, who were at or...

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NY Stock exchange goes quackers over cancer duck

Helping children through cancer    A lifelike  duck recently invaded the New York Stock Exchange to ring their famous bell. This was the Aflac Duck, tasked with helping chidren with cancer get through treatment.  It is also a symbol of an American insurance company, ...

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Bowel Cancer charity wins its fight

This hard-working charity has just won a massive fight - but they shouldn't have had to waste so much time, energy and funding on fighting for better care for us.  "We did it" After years of campaigning to lower the age when bowel screening is offered (when other...

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Glimmers of good news

  The recent ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference came out with a lot of good news! So rather than repeat the problems that the NHS is having,with our cancer treatment, I thought those of you with scientific mnds might like to read this good...

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Surviving Cancer is a Cat and Mouse business

Don't miss out on monitoring Keeping on top of all the appointments, tests and check-ups we need after we have finished cancer treatment can be a full-time never-ending job.  Now, we also need to keep up with all the shenanigans the NHS gets up to;  whenever the cry...

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Data

What is this? Some have suggested it's Grateful Dread Public Relations, a Baltimore Radio Station.  Good try, but actually it's the latest wheeze to come out of the turgid minds of the boffins in Brussels, greatly aided by the Yes-men in Whitehall.  And hasn't it got...

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Questions the NHS needs to answer

Why was NHS so unprepared to deal with Coronavirus? The mood in the media is changing.  With lockdown easing, British media has turned from eulogising the NHS, to asking questions about NHS administration and its handling of the crisis. No longer is the NHS regarded...

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Clapping for NHS won’t pay their bills

Clapping comes cheap, and it's easy to do. What is going to take more effort, and a lot of planning post lockdown, is to ensure those on the front line in the current crisis get a well-deserved pay increase. And I don't mean the Administrators, or hospital CEOs on...

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Loo roll bandits!

Latest 'Scene of Crime'   Who would have thought this van was a crime scene?  But Essex police found an unusual haul when they pulled over a van and arrested the three men inside. Instead of antiques, silver or whatever, the haul consisted of a stash of stolen...

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Keep safe whilst shopping

Shopping exposes us to germs Your local supermarket is doing everything possible to keep surfaces germ-free, but it's other shoppers - and particularly their children - that are scattering these nasties around. Recent research has found that a trolley can be germier...

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