Nightingale hospitals to be converted to cancer testing centres

Nightingale hospitals to be converted to cancer testing centres

Nightingale hospitals will be converted into cancer testing centres in a bid to cope with a backlog in suspected cases, the head of the health service has said. Sir Simon Stevens said a “radically different” model of testing would be introduced in an attempt to deal with a high volume of patients awaiting tests. Cancer […]
Groundbreaking cancer blood test could help predict relapses

Groundbreaking cancer blood test could help predict relapses

A groundbreaking cancer blood test which is ten times more sensitive in identifying DNA changes in patients could help predict relapses. Current ‘liquid biopsy’ tests can detect around one genetic mutation in 10,000 pieces of DNA and may return a negative...
is lockdown creating a skin cancer time bomb?

is lockdown creating a skin cancer time bomb?

Ten years ago, Steve Wilson’s wife spotted an unfamiliar black mark on the back of his calf. A fit and healthy 41-year-old, Wilson brushed it off as nothing, but his wife insisted that he got the blemish checked out by his GP. Six months later, he was diagnosed with...
‘I lost my husband before his time to cancer during the pandemic’

‘I lost my husband before his time to cancer during the pandemic’

By the end of March, the country was firmly in its grip, and on the 26th we were told by a consultant pharmacologist: “I have advised that David is in the high-risk category and if he gets Covid it is most likely to be fatal. We, therefore, advise that he stops...