Latest treatments for Prostate Cancer

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I hope that you will be interested in the latest content written in plain English for our patient-facing website These helpful articles by top UK Consultants discuss everything you need to know about the diagnosis and treatment of tumours and lumps including innovative robotic treatment options.

Progress in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer

The latest article on the totalhealth site by an expert in medical oncology presents an overview of the latest treatments for prostate cancer, particularly in the advanced stage. Treatments include drug therapy, hormonal therapy and radiotherapy amongst others.

In the last 30 years, the availability of a sensitive blood test for prostate-specific antigen has revolutionised the diagnosis of prostate cancer leading to detection and cure of early prostate cancer. Against that, there was a recent report stating that screening provides a very small overall mortality benefit and… (Read more)

What are the drawbacks of breast screening?

Following the success of last week’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month mailer and the government review into breast screening we received numerous comments and questions surrounding screening for breast cancer. Professor Michael Baum, formerly of the NHS Breast Screening Programme has written a comprehensive and informative article outlining the current state of the breast screening programme in the UK.

Screening for breast cancer is now adopted as an unequivocal good by most of the members of the EU. One of the uncomfortable truths with screening concerns the over-diagnosis of breast cancers in screening… (Read more)

Soft tissue tumours – symptoms and diagnosis

Benign soft tissue tumours out-number malignant tumours by a margin of approximately 100 to 1. Estimates from the cancer networks in the United Kingdom suggest that about 3000 patients are diagnosed every…. (Read more)

Causes of Neck Lumps

There are many different causes of head and neck lumps. Fortunately, the majority of neck lumps are benign, however in order to reach a correct diagnosis it is essential… (Read more)

Liver Metastases: What can be done when bowel cancer has spread to the liver

Bowel cancer is the third most common malignant tumour in men and the second most common in women in Europe. Every year approximately 700,000… (Read more)

CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery

The CyberKnife® System is a robotic radiosurgery instrument that is revolutionising the way cancers are treated. The CyberKnife® system is completely different and uses hundreds of pencil thin beams and thousands of potential treatment angles to target individual tumours… (Read more)

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