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Cervical Cancer and the Human Papillomavirus: What you need to know.

It's hard to educate about and discuss cervical cancer without mentioning the Human Papillomavirus. Since the 1990s, research has found a direct link between HPV and Cervical Cancer. But if you are unfamiliar with what the Human Papillomavirus is, it could cause some confusion and anxiety which may not be necessary. Read on to find out more.

Immunotherapy: Cancer’s newest treatment

After Karen Koehler’s cancer took a turn for the worse in 2013 she was given 10 months to live and with gruelling rounds of chemotherapy she could hope to stretch it to 2 years. Luckily, Koehler was enrolled in an immunotherapy trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The trial succeeded in ...

Bowel Cancer: 29% of Hospitals fail to test younger patients for Lynch syndrome

Lynch syndrome is an inherited disorder that puts people at higher risk of developing bowel cancer and developing it at a younger age too. Whilst the average age for people diagnosed with bowel cancer is 72, for those with Lynch syndrome the average age at diagnosis is 45. Unfortunately, those people diagnosed at a younger ...

Blood Test May Give Early Warning Of Skin Cancer Relapse - Cancer Research UK

A study published in the journal Cancer Discovery has found that a blood test may be able to detect early on whether patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing. The work comes from scientists at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, where the DNA shed by tumours into the bloodstream, called circulating tumour DNA, was ...

Blood Test Could Detect Symptomless Early Stage Cancer

Genomics company Illumina is developing a technology that could spot cancer signs in healthy people from drops of blood. It is backed by renowned tech founders including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. 

Although others have succeeded in creating blood tests to detect tumour relapses or cancer progression, spotting cancer signs in the healthy is the holy grail ...