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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 ...

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 ...

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.