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Psychological distress linked to increased risk of death from some cancers

Higher levels of anxiety and depression may be associated with an increased risk of death...

Mammography programme associated with significant reduction in breast cancer deaths

Researchers have conducted an analysis of breast screening processes to determine the

Reflection and problem-based learning may help nurses to care for children with cancer

Preparing children's nurses to provide competent clinical care for children living with

Cancer patient autonomy support associated with higher decision quality scores

A study in breast cancer patients found a link between self-managing ​treatment and

Social isolation linked to higher recurrence and mortality rates in women with breast...

Women with breast cancer who are more socially isolated have higher rates of recurrence and...

Blood test could predict best lung cancer treatment

A blood test could predict how well patients with small-cell lung cancer will respond to...

Cytosponge test could replace endoscopies for people with Barrett’s oesophagus

A ‘sponge on a string’ pill test can identify people with Barrett’s oesophagus who are at...

Significant decrease in parents’ income following childhood cancer diagnosis

Childhood cancer adversely affects parents’ income and employment years after the child’s...

Faecal bacteria act as novel biomarkers for non-invasive diagnosis of colorectal cancer

China sees up to fourfold increase in occurrence of the disease

HPV vaccine reduces cervical pre-cancers in young women

Greater than expected reduction rate in all grades of invasive cervical cancer among women...

Barriers in HIV-testing oncology patients may be physician-led

Swiss study reveals younger, non-migrant men with cancer more likely to be offered HIV...

Women with ‘non-lump’ breast cancer symptoms delay seeking treatment

Around 1 in 6 women diagnosed with breast cancer go to their doctor with a symptom other

Significant adult weight gain can increase cancer risk

Substantial weight gain over many years significantly increases the risk of obesity-related...

Depression can shorten lung cancer survival rates

Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival rates for patients with

No link between breast cancer and working night shifts, researchers say

Working night shifts has little or no effect on a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer,

Impact of infection measured on spinal tumour surgery survival rates

A round-up of latest research from the nursing and medical journals

Advice on risk of infertility given to only a third of cancer survivors

Journal Scan looks at the latest research from the nursing and medical journals

Fat grafting is found to halve post-mastectomy pain

A look at the latest research from the nursing and medical journals

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