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Cancer treatment : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • The Royal Marsden is committed to promoting the role of women in research Dr Aisha Miah, Consultant Clinical OncologistThe Royal Marsden is committed to promoting the role of women in research. Profiles of three women who are making a valuable contribution.
  • Prostate cancer treatments: new developments There are new developments in prostate cancer treatmentProstate cancer treatment is one of the success stories in medicine today. Many prostate cancers tend to be slow growing and a range of treatments is available at different stages. This means that...
  • Prostate cancer warning signs Prostate cancer warning signsProstate cancer occurs when one or more of the cells of the prostate begin to multiply at a greater rate than normal, forming a tumour. This may stay localised to the prostate, or may spread to other...
  • What is prostate cancer? What is prostate cancer?Prostate cancer is a cancer that arises in the prostate gland. In the UK, it is the second most common cancer in men. (The most common is non-melanoma skin cancer.) Just under 35 000 men each year...
  • Modern approaches to breast cancer treatment Barts coat of armsWith the advent of digital mammography and modern MRI scanning of the breasts, early breast cancer can now be detected in its “infancy” and quickly diagnosed. Modern treatment relies on a...
  • Brain and spine tumours: An improved outlook for patients Barts coat of armsThe treatment of malignant brain tumours has remained static for many years. The results have, up until recently, been poor and unchanged over a couple of decades. Recently, improvements in surgery...
  • Recent advances in the treatment of prostate cancer Dr Nick PlowmanWith the introduction of PSA and PCA-3 testing, prostate cancer is being diagnosed earlier than ever before; the corollary to this is that the potential for cure is much greater. Whilst it is true...
  • Optimising medical treatment (chemotherapy) for cancer – present and future Dr Nick PlowmanDr Nick Plowman, Senior Clinical Oncologist to St Bartholomew's Hospital, and The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London provides his view of the current approach to the medical...
  • Peritoneal cancer: available treatments One of the symptoms of peritoneal cancer is abdominal painPeritoneal cancer is a rare form of cancer that affects the membrane that surrounds the organs of the abdomen. It mostly affects women and often goes undetected until it is quite advanced. Treatment...
  • Prostate cancer: What is a PSA test? Prostate cancer checkThe PSA test is a blood test which helps to detect prostate cancer. How does it work, how effective is it and what are the pros and cons of having it done? This article is written by Sarah Dawson, a...
  • Bowel cancer treatment: reduce the risks Bowel cancer prevention: eat plenty of green vegetablesBowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is the second largest cause of cancer deaths in the UK. It's also one of the most difficult to talk about - but if diagnosed early it can be cured. ...
  • Prevent hair loss during chemotherapy Prevent hair loss during chemotherapyMany patients say hair loss is one of the most devastating side effects of their treatment. But hair loss can often be reduced or prevented through scalp cooling. The chemotherapy department at Bupa...
  • The development of breasts and breast cancer in men London Breast ClinicIn teenagers and elderly men, gynaecomastia, male breast growth, is common, whereas male breast cancer is rare. Professor Drew discusses the causes of the growth of breasts in men of different ages,...
  • Vaccinating against cervical cancer VaccinatingMore than 50 percent of sexually active adults are infected with HPV at some point during their lifetime, the virus responsible for almost all cervical cancers. Gynaecologist Mr Fateh Raslan...
  • Prostate operation: pros and cons Prostate operation: pros and consAs men reach middle age they experience growth of the prostate. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland situated just under the bladder and is used to make seminal fluid (which is mixed with sperm to...
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