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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

Extending cervical screening beyond 5 years safe for some women

Extending the cervical cancer screening interval beyond 5 years for women aged 40 and over...

Low cancer symptom awareness linked to lower chance of survival

In regions where cancer survival is poorer, people tend to have a lower awareness of cancer...

Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy does not affect survival

Many women undergo mastectomy for the treatment of breast cancer, however, it is...

Infra-red light could detect early cancer signs

A new endoscope uses near-infrared light to spot the warning signs of oesophageal cancer

Geriatric assessments must be carried out to identify depression in cancer patients

The risks of failing to diagnose clinical depression can result in patients being deprived...

Patients with cancer at higher risk of fractures and bruising

Survey reveals a heightened risk of injuries during the time of cancer diagnosis.

TAS-102 improves overall survival in metastatic colorectal cancer

Study to determine the effects of a novel drug on survival rate

Surveillance CA-125 tests continue in ovarian cancer despite little benefit

Tests and computed tomography scans may not improve women's survival or quality of life

Information about physical activity from healthcare staff should be given early after...

Why patients are in need of motivational support

Emergency doctors often fail to detect delirium in advanced cancer patients

Delirium is the most common neuro-psychiatric syndrome in patients with advanced cancer but...