Cancer in men part 2 The last blog post was about the advantages of checking for cancer in men and seeking medical advice as soon as possible. Today we examine why men avoid doing so and how to get over the classic male trait of awkwardness over talking about our bodies and illness. A survey Read More
Common cancers in men Travelling should be an enjoyable time but if you suspect that you might be developing cancer you shouldn’t wait until you get home before checking yourself (just make sure you’ve got medical travel insurance before-hand!) Men are 40% more likely to die from cancer than women are, just because of their Read More
Bowel cancer rates among men have soared by more than a quarter in the last 35 years, according to this newspaper article. But, interestingly, the rise among women is far lower, at around six per cent. A report from Cancer Research UK says reasons for the widening gap in disease rates between the sexes remains Read More
Following Be Loud Be Clear Week (23rd to 29th Jan), we at AllClear wanted to voice our support by talking about travelling with bowel cancer. Be Loud Be Clear is part of UK charity Beating Bowel Cancer’s work to raise awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and treatment for bowel cancer.
Exercise is a ‘wonder drug’ for cancer survivors and may prevent the disease returning, according to Macmillan Cancer Support Physical activity could also benefit those undergoing treatment for cancer. Macmillan say doctors should prescribe exercise rather than telling patients to rest.
This week (12th to 18th September) is Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of lymphoma and fundraise for this important work. We checked out the Lymphoma Association website, and there are still a number of ways that you can help and get involved…
A ‘universal’ vaccine for cancer could be available in just 2 years, according to this article. The TeloVac jab is part of a new generation of drugs that use the body’s own defences to fight the disease. TeloVac has already been given to hundreds of Britons with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease. But it is hoped it will be effective against many other tumours, including those of the skin, lung and liver.
The Times is running a special supplement this week, all about living with cancer.
It will include information about how people’s lives change when they are diagnosed with cancer. Currently, two million people in the UK are living with cancer, a number set to double by 2030 as diagnoses are made earlier and treatments improve
People should limit consumption of red meat to no more than 500g every week, or 70g a day, according to the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition. To give you an idea, an average slice of ham is about 23g and a medium steak is about 145g.
According to this article, Andy Scott, a guitarist from the rock band Sweet, first found he was suffering from prostate cancer after suffering from painful stomach cramps, but a radioactive injection helped him fight the cancer.