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Jeremy Kyle: I thought that’s it, I’m dead

The Sun: 7 February 2013

TV’S Jeremy Kyle has spoken for the first time of his testicular cancer battle — and admitted he feared he would die. Jeremy, 47 — given the all-clear after an op — said that when it was diagnosed, he thought: “That’s it, I’m dead.”

 

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Revolutionary new cancer treatment being developed in the US

ITN: 6 February 2013

US scientists are developing a new therapy, known as nano bubbles, which they claim will kill cancer cells and improve the way the disease is treated. The new therapy has as high survival rates as standard treatments of surgery and chemotherapy, which are often costly and physically stressful, according to developers.

 

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World Cancer Day: We've come a long way, but post cancer treatment needs to change dramatically

The Independent: 4 February 2013

For some cancers people are now living on average nearly six times longer after their diagnosis than 40 years ago. This improvement is testament to the improvements in surgery, diagnosis, radiotherapy, and new drugs. There have been particularly dramatic improvements in survival time for breast cancer, colon cancer and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – with many years added to median survival times.

 

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Radiotherapy 'needs to be modernised' in Europe

Cancer Research UK: 25 January 2013

Access to radiotherapy varies dramatically between countries across Europe, according to a study led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Austria. With cancer incidence on the rise in Europe, the findings indicate that some countries have too few radiotherapy machines to ensure all patients receive adequate treatment.

 

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Breast cancer drug trials 'spun for impact'

The Telegraph: 9 January 2013

Results of breast cancer drug trials are routinely ‘spun’ to make the treatments appear more beneficial than they actually are, doctors claim today.

 

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Effects of mistletoe on cancer patients to be studied in Aberdeen

BBC News: 25 September 2012

Scientific trials are to test whether mistletoe can help boost the immune system of cancer patients. The Aberdeen University pilot study will be overseen by cancer specialist Professor Steven Heys, from the university's medical school. The study will be run jointly with Camphill Medical Practice in Aberdeen, which regularly offers cancer patients mistletoe therapy. It will involve women with breast cancer...

 

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Cancer deaths 'to fall 17% by 2030'

The Independent: 25 September 2012

Cancer death rates in the UK are set to fall by almost 17 per cent by 2030, experts predict. Better diagnosis and treatment is the main reason for the change, according to the charity Cancer Research UK. But the improved outlook is also said to reflect the fact that fewer people are smoking. In 2010 an estimated 170 people in every 100,000 members of the general population died from cancer. Over the next 17 years this is forecast to fall to 142 per 100,000...

 

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Novartis rolls out breast cancer drug Afinitor in UK

Pharma Times Online: 18 September 2012

Patients in the UK suffering from advanced breast cancer now have a new option for treatment following the launch of Novartis' Afinitor throughout the UK, which the company claims is "the first new therapeutic approach in 15 years offering substantial impact on the disease". The launch comes hot on the heels of European Union approval for the drug, which granted permission for its use to treat patients with oestrogen receptor-positive (ER+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer, in combination with Pfizer's Aromasin (exemestane)...

 

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Did this grandfather, 78, really beat 'incurable' cancer just by changing his diet?

The Daily Mail: 16 September 2012

A grandfather, who was told by doctors that his cancer was 'incurable', has been given the all-clear less than four months later - after trying a different diet. Allan Taylor could have been forgiven for fearing the worst when doctors told him they could do nothing to treat his condition. But the 78-year-old would not give up, and instead searched the internet for an alternative method to fight his cancer...

 

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Researchers discover a new miracle cure for cancer... marriage

The Independent: 7 September 2012

Doctors have discovered a cancer treatment that outranks all others – marriage. It helps patients with lung cancer live significantly longer than if they were single, giving them a threefold higher chance of surviving at least three years. On the basis of these results, if marriage were a drug it would be hailed as a miracle cure...

 

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'Chemo brain' DOES exist, finds study of breast cancer patients

The Daily Mail: 5 September 2012

Cancer patients have long joked and complained about the mental fogginess that can descend during and after treatment. Now scientists think the phenomenon known as 'chemo brain' really does exist after they conducted a large study review. Doctors already knew that radiation treatment of the brain could cause thinking and memory problems. However, they have only recently considered whether chemotherapy drugs could cause problems with concentration, forgetfulness and problems with multi-tasking...

 

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