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Breast Screening for older women

When should you stop having a Mammogram? Many people like Prof. Michael Baum question the value of having a Mammogram.  Europa Donna once held a fascinating debate on the subject, when I did wonder if this eminent breast cancer surgeon might stand up and floor his...

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Proton Beam Therapy

2018 WAS THE YEAR OF PROTON BEAM THERAPY IN UK    It's taken 10 years for Proton Beam Therapy to arrive in the UK, but Proton Partners International reports that 25 patients have been or are in the process of being treated with high energy proton beam therapy...

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Women aren’t Wimps

Research proves  women may experience more chemotherapy side-effects than men Knowing female patients are more likely to experience side-effects such as nausea and vomiting or diarrhoea may allow for more tailored chemotherapy education and support to be given A study...

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Men get breast cancer too

Suspect you have cancer - and 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...

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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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Boris please stop and take stock

Slow Down! Your call to 'Build  build  build' is about to destroy our precious Green Belt' - and your Talking heads' shows just confuse me. This is not a happy post-Covid legacy and I wish you would stop! You appear at press conferences looking like a disheveled,...

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Open letter to Matt Hancock

Open letter to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Dear Mr. Hancock, This bemused old age pensioner understands you want to be known as "the Minister who made the NHS go digital".  But, has it escaped your notice that this technology often goes wrong?  And...

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NHS still hasn’t got it when going digital

Will Gran want to use mobile Apps, etc?   Before the older generation gets the Grandkids to give them IT lessons, perhaps some bright spark might think through how anyone is going to receive the 'new' Digital-friendly info from NHS, if they are blind,...

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Overcoming Loneliness

Loneliness is today's hidden disease Approx. nine million people live on their own in the UK. Today, thousands of these have been facing life on their own during lockdown, and many say 'Covid' fears make them worried about mixing with others. Many may have lost...

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