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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 ...

A new treatment for leukaemia developed in Australia has been fast-tracked for use in the US and EU. The drug Venetoclax is a targeted therapy designed to prevent the perpetual growth and replication of cancer cells.

By blocking BCL2, a protein produced by cancer cells making them immortal, Venetoclax stops the cells from being able ...

Ovarian Cancer: Death rates fall worldwide

A study by Italian researchers has found that the number of people dying from ovarian cancer has dropped over the past decade due to increased use of the contraceptive pill together with a decline in the long-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

The study compared data on ovarian cancer death rates worldwide from 2002 ...

Over the weekend, leading childhood cancer charity, Children with Cancer UK, published research claiming that rates of childhood cancer had increased by 40% over the past 16 years. They blamed the modern lifestyle - a lack of exercise, unhealthy diets of fast food, breathing polluted air and using electronic devices for this massive rise.

These claims ...

NHS to use radioactive drugs to treat Prostate Cancer

A new radioactive treatment for prostate cancer that has spread to the bones has received approval by NICE for use in the NHS. The drug, Xofigo, will be available from December 2016 and is expected to help reduce bone pain and fractures for hundreds of men across the UK.

Xofigo is made from Radium-223 dichloride and ...

Developing a safer alternative to morphine

A team that included Nobel Prize-winning chemist Professor Brian Kobilka, of Stanford University in the US have discovered a new compound that not only seems be more effective than morphine in controlling pain, but also has fewer side effects too.

Cancer patients suffering from pain not controlled with the usual painkillers such as paracetamol and ...

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