Piers Sellers Born in Crowborough in East Sussex and went to school in Cranbrook in Kent Joined Nasa in the 1980s Had to become a US citizen to be considered for the space programme Became only the third Briton to go into space when he completed an 11-day mission to the International Space Station in October 2002 Logged 35 days in space during the three Nasa shuttle missions Was appointed an OBE in the New Year's Honours List in 2011 Dr Sellers said he planned to continue his work which includes research into climate change "for as long as possible". … [Read more...] about ‘UK astronaut’ Piers Sellers on living with cancer
1 year to live cancer
a cough that has got worse or changes repeated chest infections coughing up blood breathlessness feeling more tired than usual for some time losing weight for no obvious reason an ache or pain in your chest or shoulder that has lasted some time Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: "More people die from lung cancer than any other cancer in England, but many people don't know the signs and symptoms that could save their lives. … [Read more...] about Lung cancer warning: ‘Don’t ignore persistent cough’
ResourcesHere is the thing: the total amount of lung-cancer research in the UK equates to £3,500 per never-smoked lung cancer death, more or less the same as for breast cancer - which you might see as implying that as a society we have chosen not to devote any research resources to saving smokers. … [Read more...] about How under-funded is lung cancer research?
"I don't want to go to Zurich, to some anonymous facility; I would want to do it in my own bed. I have a husband, three children and five grandchildren and I would like them to be there if that is the route I go down, though I don't want them to be directly involved. A professional should be able to do that." … [Read more...] about Law on assisted dying is inhuman, says GP with cancer
“It is absolutely clear these interventions work. It is just keeping up the momentum and making sure there is a high priority to this,” he said. “There are 9 million smokers in the UK, and smoking is increasingly associated with inequality – it is quite a bit higher in the poorer parts of society.” … [Read more...] about Doctors urge Theresa May to publish anti-smoking strategy