MORE than one in three people will develop a type of cancer in their lifetime. The most common types are breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers, with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma less commonly occurring. What is Non-Hodgkin lymphoma? Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that attacks the sufferer's lymphatic system. It starts in the white blood cells, which are part of the body's immune system. More than 12,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma each year. It can occur at any age but statistically more men than women develop the condition, and the chances of it occurring increase as you get older - most cases are diagnosed in people over 65. What causes Non-Hodgkin lymphoma? The precise cause of the disease is not known, however those who have a close relative with the condition are a slightly higher risk. Other risk factors include: those with a medical condition that weakens the immune system those who take immunosuppressant medications those who have been … [Read more...] about What is Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, what are the signs and symptoms and how is it treated?
Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer
THERE are hundreds of different types of cancers and it remains one of the biggest killers. The most deadly form is lung cancer, followed by bowel, prostate and then breast. These four cancers account for nearly half, 45 per cent, of overall deaths from cancer. In the UK, around 13,300 people a year are diagnosed with skin cancer every year, according to Cancer Research. And spotting the early signs of the disease could make all the difference when it comes to survival. Experts recommend that those individuals perform regular checks of their skin to spot for potential signs of the disease returning, or new melanomas appearing. What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. This growth can occur when damage is caused to skin cells – most often caused by UV radiation from sunshine or tanning beds. This damage can triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumours. How common is skin … [Read more...] about What are skin cancer signs and symptoms, what does melanoma look like and is it caused by sunburn?
PROSTATE cancer claims more than 11,800 British lives a year - so is it time YOU got a check-up? As it overtakes breast cancer as the third deadliest form of the disease, these are the signs to look out for and the tests the NHS can perform that you might need to consider. What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for UK men, and there are around 40,000 new patients each year. The prostate is a small gland found in the male pelvis, which helps to produce semen. The chances of developing cancer increase with age, with men over the age of 50 most at risk. Ofetn there will be no signs for years, and it typically develops slowly. How can I check for signs of prostate cancer? In most cases, prostate cancer doesn't have any symptoms until the growth is big enough to put pressure on the urethra. Symptoms include: Needing to urinate more often, especially at night Needing to rush to the toilet Difficulty in starting to pee Weak flow Straining and taking a … [Read more...] about How doctors check for prostate cancer and the tests that can help detect early signs and symptoms
TODAY Prime Minister Theresa May will announce £75million to help fight killer prostate cancer. It's the most common cancer in Brit blokes - including TV star Stephen Fry and ex-BBC host Bill Turnball - and the third deadliest in the UK, but one in three men have no clue when it comes to the disease. And worryingly, of those that do have a shred of a clue, 60 per cent aren't confident naming the signs and symptoms, according to male cancer charity, Orchid. A new survey by the charity also revealed men over 45 knew the least about the killer disease and more than half of black African and Caribbean men did not know their ethnicity increased their risk. “It’s not acceptable that we are seeing 40 per cent of prostate cancer diagnoses in the late stage, and a mortality rate that is unnecessarily high," said Rebecca Porta, Orchid chief executive. "Too many men are not facing up to prostate cancer and their own individual risk and they are not seeking help and advice earlier … [Read more...] about What is prostate cancer and what are the red-flag signs and symptoms all men need to know?
PROSTATE cancer is set to be the nation’s most common form of the disease by 2030. Experts warn it will overtake breast cancer, with more than 59,000 annual cases by the end of next decade. But a damning report warns poor awareness means many men are being picked up too late – slashing their chances of survival. Nearly half of victims saw their GP at least twice before being sent for hospital tests. And one in 17 visited their family doctor five times or more about their worries before getting help. Research by charity Orchid reveals nine in ten blokes are not confident about the signs of prostate cancer. The most common symptoms are a change in urination habits and night-time peeing. As a result, four in ten tumours are picked up late. Bill Turnbull reveals he's suffering from advanced prostate cancer Rebecca Porta, Orchid Chief Executive, said: “It’s not acceptable that we are seeing 40 per cent of prostate cancer diagnoses in the late stage, and a mortality … [Read more...] about Number of prostate cancer cases to ‘overtake breast cancer’ by 2030, experts warn