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“One-Stop Shops” To Speed Up Cancer Diagnosis For People With Non-specific Symptoms

8th April 2018

NHS England has announced a trial of 10 new ‘one-stop shop’ cancer diagnosis centres that aim to guarantee a diagnosis within two weeks of the patient’s first appointment. The trial is supported by Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. Some cancers start with very unspecific symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, appetite loss, tiredness, sweating ...

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New Research Shows How Touch Therapies Support Mental And Physical Wellbeing

20th March 2018

A fascinating article in last weekend’s Guardian was titled ‘No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?’  It talked about how people are increasingly wary of touching others because of the risk of being thought inappropriate and that the incidence of people reporting being lonely is increasing year by year. Professor McGlone, Professor ...

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Aromatherapy – What Can It Do For Me?

9th March 2018

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote health and wellbeing and is one of the most common complementary therapies to be offered to patients in breast cancer clinics and hospitals.  There are more than 400 essential oils and these are mode from flowers, fruit, seeds, leaves, roots or bark of certain plants.  Aromatherapists ...

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LIMITED SPACES – Enjoy the exhilarating feeling of a skydive – flying through the clouds from over 10,000ft at up to 120mph!

5th March 2018

We have just TWO spaces left in our charity (small) group sky dive taking place on Sunday 15 April 2018 at Brackley airfield, just 15 miles north of Oxford. Come and join our very own Lisa Allen as she jumps alongside the Mayor of Hounslow and take on this incredible challenge which will give you ...

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Streamlining Chemotherapy Doses Will Reduce Waiting Times For Chemotherapy Treatment

2nd March 2018

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been collaborating with NHS England on a project called the Chemotherapy Dose Standardisation initiative. In the past, intravenous chemotherapy drug doses have been calculated for individual patients based on weight or body surface area (BSA). Making up the chemotherapy individually for each person takes a lot ...

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Reflexology – What Can It Do For Me?

27th February 2018

Many cancer patients show some or high levels of anxiety during cancer treatments, which can influence their pain perception, disturb their sleep patterns and enhance nausea.  Anecdotal evidence suggests that patients receiving complementary therapies cope better with their illness, cope better with their treatment and feel better supported.  Many cancer charities offer the services of ...

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Get involved in research at the University of Exeter – a study into the effects of exercise during recovery from cancer

13th February 2018

The research aims to investigate how aspects of exercise are linked to making life changes in cancer survivors, with the hope that the results can increase knowledge of the role of physical activity in quality of life in cancer survivors. The University of Exeter are inviting individuals between the ages of 18-65, who have completed cancer ...

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Researchers Begin Looking into the Anti-Cancer Properties of Aspirin

10th February 2018

There has been publicity in recent years about the possibility that aspirin may reduce cancer risk but a number of questions remain.  Cancer Research UK is beginning a study that will hopefully answer some of those questions. Previously, an observational study done by researchers at Cardiff University and the University of Cambridge indicated that everyday use ...

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Breast Cancer Death Rate Down 10% In Just Five Years

6th February 2018

Thanks to research, breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by 10% in five years. This is due to a better understanding of the genetics of the disease, together with new drugs and surgical techniques. For example, women and their doctors now know more about the risk factors linked to breast cancer and how to reduce their ...

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All.Can Patient Survey

1st February 2018

When you’re having treatment for cancer, anything that makes life a bit easier can make a huge difference. As part of an initiative to improve efficiency in cancer care by focusing on what matters to patients, All.Can is calling for patients to share their perspectives. Findings from the survey will be used to inform discussions with ...

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