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I had always considered myself as just being very, very lucky as far as my cancer treatment went. I didn't miss a scheduled chemo session, the nausea was almost non existent and apart from the 5th month into chemotherapy when I got a little tired after lunch, I really didn't suffer with fatigue.

It wasn't ...

Menopause: Combined HRT can triple risk of breast cancer

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps minimise the more troublesome symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, disrupted sleep, migraines, mood changes and depression. That is why NICE, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, changed guidance to encourage more doctors to prescribe HRT claiming too many menopausal women had been left suffering in silence ...

Obesity can increase risk of cancer for women

"Fat women who refuse to diet 'are more likely to get cancer'," states the Mail Online, using a headline that is both inaccurate and offensive. The article reported on a study that found women with a greater extent and duration of obesity were at a greater risk of certain cancers.

The study was carried ...

Cancer drug companies drop prices to get NHS approval

Tougher negotiations with pharmaceutical firms means the NHS can now benefit from cheaper cancer drugs. This comes as a much needed  relief to patients after closure of the Cancer Drug Fund, worth £340 million per year.

In order for the NHS to provide a drug free, of charge, to the nation it must first decide ...

Dogs sniff out cancer in NHS trial

For many years now there have been reports from people claiming their dog sniffed out their cancer, even actress Shannen Doherty believes her dog detected her breast cancer before it was diagnosed by her doctors. Until now however, these reports have been nothing more than hearsay. In a trial approved by the NHS, scientists hope ...

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