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Struggling to Sleep with Cancer? You're Not Alone

Research has found up to 80% of all patients with a cancer diagnosis experience some degree of disturbed sleep during their cancer diagnosis and treatment. There are multiple reasons why sleep is disturbed, but luckily there are ways to manage your sleep.

The use of chemotherapy in England is being scrutinised this week after a study by Public Health England (PHE) found that almost  1,400 patients with either breast or lung cancer died in England in 2014 within a month of being given chemotherapy, suggesting they suffered harm, rather than benefited, from being given chemotherapy.

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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 ...

Scientists have developed a new test that is able to predict the risk of breast cancer spreading more accurately and quickly than the current NICE- approved, NHS equivalent. It could be used to make better decisions about treatment options especially for low risk women who could be spared unnecessary chemotherapy.

The new test, EndoPredict, analyses ...

Macmillan’s Cancer Comparison: 1970s to Now

Yesterday, Macmillan published a fascinating report on the changes in cancer care over the last 40 years, comparing diagnosis, treatment and survival in the 1970s to now. Live Better With’s Dr Zahra Neshat has read the 23 page article article and picked out the most important and interesting parts to give you a useful summary of the improvements in cancer care, and those still needed.

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