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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.

  • 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...
  • Bowel cancer treatment - what can be done? One of the symptoms of bowel cancer is severe abdominal painBowel cancer treatment and diagnosis has improved in recent years. However, the most commonly-used form of bowel cancer treatment is still surgery. How successful this is depends on the stage of the...
  • I've been referred to a breast cancer specialist - what can I expect? breast examBeing referred to see a consultant because of a breast problem is, understandably, a very worrying time for many women (or men for that matter). Fortunately most people we see do not have breast...
  • Treatment of an enlarged prostate gland Prostate cancer: What is a PSA test?About the size of a walnut, the prostate gland is located under the bladder and surrounds the urethra (the tube through which urine passes out of the body). The gland is only present in men,...
  • Prostate cancer treatment options Prostate operation: pros and consThe prostate is a gland situated just underneath the bladder surrounding the urethra, and produces semen - the fluid that carries and protects sperm. It is about the size of a walnut, but if it...
  • Laryngeal Cancer - Treatment Options throatENT doctors, or otolaryngologists, are trained in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat (ENT), and head and neck. But for whatever...
  • Private mesothelioma treatment: what's available? Doctor consultation for private mesothelioma treatmentPrivate hospitals and clinic now offer a range of cancer treatments, even for relatively rare types of cancer such as mesothelioma. This is a form of cancer that affects the mesothelium – a thin...
  • What are the signs of throat cancer? Persistent sore throat is one symptom of throat cancerAs with most types of cancer, if you are aware of the early signs of throat cancer, you are more likely to see a doctor early and this could save your life. Early treatment is much more likely to be...
  • Oesophagus cancer – can it be treated? Oesophageal cancer treatmentThe long-term survival rate of oesophagus cancer is quite low compared to other cancers. Only around 10% of people diagnosed with this type of cancer today will live for another 5 years. In contrast,...
  • Advances in the management of Lymphoma London Bridge hospital - nurse and patientThe treatment of lymphoma is often complex and requires the input of a number of specialists including expert pathologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and clinicians. Optimal...
  • Gall bladder cancer: what treatment is available? Surgery is one option for the treatment of gall bladder cancerGall bladder cancer is fairly uncommon type of cancer and your chances of recovering from it are good as long as it is caught early. Surgery is the first line of treatment for most gall bladder...
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