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Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £850,000 to build a Maggie’s Centre on the site of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Maggie’s Centres are based in the grounds of large cancer centres and provide emotional and practical support for people with cancer, their families and friends. They are…
Two-thirds of UK men with a family history of prostate cancer are unaware of the danger they could be facing as a result of inheriting harmful genes, research has shown. The same study found that more than half of men in the general population are blind to the serious risk…
A mentally ill woman who doctors fear has a gynaecological cancer should undergo exploratory surgery against her will, a judge has ruled after a hearing in a specialist court. Doctors said the woman, who is in her 60s, had experienced post-menopausal bleeding and symptoms which suggested cancer. Bosses at the…
Cancer patients sleep better and suffer less pain and fatigue if they practise yoga, research suggests. New studies presented at the world's largest cancer conference in Chicago found that as little as four weeks of practising yoga, including gentle hatha yoga, can improve wellbeing and reduce tiredness. The first study…
Charities have welcomed the "outstanding" results of a clinical trial which shows that a drug for a type of incurable breast cancer delays the disease getting worse. Olaparib (Lynparza) can give women living with BRCA-mutated advanced breast cancer significant extra time before their disease progresses, the study found. Presented at…
An app that tracks cancer patients' symptoms can boost their survival by five months, according to a new study. Research presented at the world's biggest cancer conference found that patients who told their doctors of their symptoms via an app or telephone helpline lived far longer than those who did…
A universal blood screening test that detects cancer years before symptoms appear could revolutionise treatment, scientists say. Researchers attending the world's biggest cancer conference in Chicago unveiled studies showing that a blood test accurately picks up mutations for several different types of cancer. Work is now under way, backed by…
A new imaging system has been developed that could help doctors pinpoint and treat cancer more accurately using cutting-edge proton therapy. Three dimensional computerised tomography (CT) images were created using protons - the "hearts" of atoms - rather than X-rays. Proton therapy uses beams of the sub-atomic particles to destroy…
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