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Digital rectal examination

Abnormal digital rectal examinations require urgent investigation for cancer, but the...

Digital rectal examinations may not be an accurate diagnostic tool for cancer in primary care

Pain

Professionals underestimate patients' pain, suggests comprehensive review...

Healthcare professionals should take heed of patients' self-assessment of pain, researchers...

Assessing dyspnoea to make people more comfortable at the end of life

Study looks at improving end of life care through the use of a dyspnoea assessment tool

Vitamin D

Higher vitamin D level associated with lower risk of total cancer

Japanese study suggests beneficial effects for prevention of cancer in all sites

Colorectal cancer

Study finds high levels of anxiety and depression among survivors of colorectal cancer

Dutch and UK researchers measure quality of life for people ten years after initial diagnosis

Diet

High-fibre diet reduces risk of breast cancer by 25%, research suggests

US study examined food intake of more than 2,000 women living with and beyond breast cancer

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular disease leading cause of death in women with breast cancer

US study finds around 90% patients with early or advanced stage disease had at least one...

Digital rectal examination

Prostate cancer screening: a systematic review of digital rectal examinations in...

Canadian and UK researchers evaluate data from seven studies to review the diagnostic...

Medical cannabis

Opioids: study suggests improving the debilitating effects of cancer treatments with...

Exploring the use and efficacy of medicinal cannabis as a safe treatment option for people...

Highly processed foods driving increased overall risk of cancer

Increased consumption of highly processed foods may be linked higher overall risk of cancer...

Some types of eyelid cancer rising steadily in England

Certain types of eyelid cancer have risen steadily over the past 15 years in England, with 2...

Common chronic diseases overlooked as cancer risk

Cancer risks from several common chronic diseases are as important as those from five major...

HPV vaccine uptake could be boosted by educating parents

Educating parents about HPV can increase the likelihood of gaining consent for immunisation

Chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, can increase the risk of...

Addressing long-term illness could improve cancer prevention strategies, suggest researchers

A higher BMI at the time of diagnosis has no effect on clinical outcomes for people...

An Italian study has shown that BMI score does not influence survival rates for patients...

Groundwork laid for early detection of cancers with universal blood test

A study has laid the foundations for a universal blood test that could result in the earlier...

Nurses at greater breast cancer risk than other night shift workers

Nurses have the highest risk of developing breast cancer as well as gastrointestinal and...

BRCA mutation does not lessen breast cancer survival rate

Young women diagnosed with breast cancer and who carry an inherited BRCA gene mutation have...

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