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Patients with mouth and oesophageal cancers take longer to seek help from GP

People with cancers of the mouth and oesophagus are waiting longer between first noticing a symptom and going to their GPs than other patients.

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Cancer Research UK and The Royal Marsden collaborate to help GPs diagnose cancer earlier

GPs across England are set to benefit from a new partnership aimed at improving the early diagnosis of cancer.
 

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Cancer patients diagnosed more quickly

The time taken to diagnose some of the more common cancers fell in adults by an average of five days in just under a decade.

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Care after treatment is ‘letting down’ men with prostate cancer

More than 8 in 10 men living with prostate cancer may not be getting the nursing care they need.

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Cancer patients want more say in treatment decisions

Cancer patients under 55 want more of a say in the decisions made about their treatment, according to new research being published in the British Journal of Cancer.

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Patients need more guidance on chemo web information

Doctors and nurses may be underestimating the value placed on internet chemotherapy information by cancer patients and missing out on opportunities to discuss this information with them, new research finds today.

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Study identifies symptoms ‘more likely to mean cancer’

Scientists at Keele University have identified eight symptoms that have a more than five per cent chance of turning out to be cancer.

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“Talking cure” eases chronic insomnia in cancer patients

Persistent insomnia which affects a third of cancer survivors can be greatly improved through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – known as the ‘talking cure’ – given by cancer nurses, according to trial results published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, today (Wednesday).

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Boost for cancer trials across Northern Ireland

A new team of nurses will improve access to cancer clinical trials across Northern Ireland – addressing the current concentration on Belfast.

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New training course could boost clinical trial recruitment

Tailor-made training courses in communication for doctors and nurses could help increase the number of patients joining clinical trials, Cancer Research UK scientists announced at UICCїs1 Fourth World Conference for Cancer Organisations, in Dublin.

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