Just three years ago, Jeannette Nutley didn't have a care in the world as she posed for a holiday snap while on a trip with her partner, Graham. But when the mum-of-five started to suffer with severe stomach pains just months after the photograph was taken, her health began to deteriorate rapidly. Jeannette and her family began to research her symptoms, convinced she was suffering from pancreatic cancer . Doctors didn't agree, and despite multiple appointments, Jeannette, from Bedford, was reassured time and time again that she did not have the serious illness. But when excruciating stomach pains stopped her from eating - and caused her weight to plummet from 10st to just 6st, her family knew something was seriously wrong. Just three years after her symptoms first appeared, Jeannette sadly died after receiving a terminal pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Her family are now trying to raise awareness of the devastating effects of pancreatic cancer, using heartbreaking pictures of Jeanette … [Read more...] about Heartbreaking pictures show devastating transformation of mum-of-five who died after being ravaged by pancreatic cancer
Why does pancreatic cancer cause back pain
Just three years ago, Jeannette Nutley didn't have a care in the world as she posed for a holiday snap while on a trip with her partner, Graham. But when the mum-of-five started to suffer with severe stomach pains just months after the photograph was taken, her health began to deteriorate rapidly. Jeannette and her family began to research her symptoms, convinced she was suffering from pancreatic cancer . Doctors didn't agree, and despite multiple appointments, Jeannette, from Bedford, was reassured time and time again that she did not have the serious illness. But when excruciating stomach pains stopped her from eating - and caused her weight to plummet from 10st to just 6st, her family knew something was seriously wrong. Just three years after her symptoms first appeared, Jeannette sadly died after receiving a terminal pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Her family are now trying to raise awareness of the devastating effects of pancreatic cancer, using heartbreaking pictures of Jeanette … [Read more...] about Heartbreaking pictures show devastating transformation of mum-of-five who developed ‘phobia of eating’ after being ravaged by pancreatic cancer
SCIENTISTS believe they have discovered a revolutionary new treatment for crippling back pain.At least 80 per cent of people will suffer lower back pain at some point in their lives, with men and women affected equally.But researchers from Sapienza University, Italy, believe they may now have found the solution, after their tests left the majority of sufferers pain-free.Their study involved 80 patients, all of whom had suffered at least three months of lower back pain due to a herniated disk - in which the rubbery cushion between vertebrae irritates nearby nerves.The group all underwent a minimally invasive procedure, in which a needle is positioned by the bulging disc and nerve root.Through a probe inserted via the needle, an electrical current was passed delivered to the area over a ten-minute period.None of the patients had ever responded to previous methods, such as exercise and medication, yet one year on, 81 per cent of patients remained cured of their pain.Just six … [Read more...] about Millions suffering from lower back pain ‘could receive revolutionary treatment’
OLIVIA Newton-John has revealed she is using medical marijuana to ease her pain as she battles cancer for the second time.The 68-year-old has been left unable to walk due to agonising back pain caused by the disease.The Grease star was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 when she was 43.She opted to have a partial mastectomy and underwent chemotherapy and a breast reconstruction before being given a clean bill of health.But in June this year she revealed the disease had returned and the cancer had spread to her spine, leaving her in crippling pain.In an emotional interview with Karl Stefanovic on Australian current affairs programme 60 minutes Olivia revealed she was using the controversial plant to treat her pain.Calling it a "magical, miracle plant" she told of how her husband, John Easterling, grew the class B drug for her.She said: "It is not hard to get."He grew cannabis for me and made tinctures for me to take for pain and inflammation and so many other things that … [Read more...] about Olivia Newton-John reveals she is drinking cannabis extract to ease her back pain as she battles cancer
A NEW blood test that can detect early signs of pancreatic cancer could be game changer for patients at risk from the deadly disease, scientists believe.The test, based on two proteins, has the potential to flag up pancreatic cancer long before any symptoms appear, making early life-saving treatment possible.Pancreatic cancer has a notoriously low survival rate because it is frequently diagnosed too late.Each year, around 9,600 people in the UK are told they have pancreatic cancer and 8,800 die from the disease. Only about three per cent of patients in England and Wales survive for five years, according to latest figures.The new test, described in the journal Science Translational Medicine, was developed by US scientists who used stem cell technology to turn the clock back on late-stage pancreatic cancer cells, allowing them to monitor their early development.The genetically reprogrammed cells secreted blood markers as they progressed from stage-to-stage.One, plasma thrombospondin-2 … [Read more...] about Only three per cent of people with pancreatic cancer survive for five years – but a new test could change that
ACTRESS Olivia Newton-John has announced she is suffering breast cancer for a second time which has spread to her sacrum bone.But what is the sacrum bone and how can back pain be a sign of breast cancer? Here's all you need to know...The sacrum bone is a large wedge triangular shape bone that is at the bottom of the back.It forms the base of the spinal column and intersects with the hip bones to form the pelvis.The sacrum is one of the strongest bones in the body as it supports the weight of the torso and spreads it across the pelvis and legs.Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John has revealed that her breast cancer has spread to her sacrum bone in her back.Although rare, experiencing pain and discomfort in the back can be a sign of breast cancer.Pain that comes from the back and feels as though it is coming from deep within the bones can be a signal of the disease.In these cases, it is usually because the cancer has spread from the breast and into the bones and shows that the … [Read more...] about What is the sacrum bone, how can back pain be a sign of breast cancer and what are the other symptoms?
THE number of people dying from pancreatic cancer will overtake breast cancer deaths next year, experts have warned.It means the disease will become the third most deadly form of cancer across Europe, after lung and bowel cancer.Pancreatic cancer mortality rates are increasing in many countries across the continent, and it is estimated it will cause 91,500 deaths next year.That is compared to 91,000 deaths estimated from breast cancer in 2017.Professor Matthias Löhr, United European Gastroenterology pancreatic cancer specialist, said: "Pancreatic cancer survival rate is lower than any other cancer."Consequently, it is absolutely vital that patients receive a diagnosis as early as possible to allow for surgery, which is currently the only potential for a cure."To reach their findings, presented at UEG Week 2016, researchers used computer models to estimate mortality rates until 2025.By that time, 115,500 deaths from pancreatic cancer across Europe are projected to have … [Read more...] about Pancreatic cancer will become THIRD deadliest form of disease – overtaking breast cancer
THE number of people dying from pancreatic cancer will overtake breast cancer deaths in the next year, experts have warned.The disease, known as the silent killer, is set to become the third most deadly form of cancer across Europe, behind only lung and bowel cancer.Despite claiming thousands of lives the number of people who are diagnosed with the disease is relatively low compared to other cancers.The average survival rate across Europe is just five per cent, while patients lose 98 per cent of their healthy life expectancy when they're diagnosed.However, 64 per cent of Europeans admit to knowing very little about the disease.On World Pancreatic Cancer Day, we reveal the signs and symptoms to be aware of and how the disease is treated.Cancer Research UK describe pancreatic cancer as a cancer that starts in the pancreas, a gland that produces digestive juices and hormones.It sits high up in your abdomen and is about six inches long and shaped like a leaf.Most … [Read more...] about Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease – but do YOU know the 12 signs to watch out for?
IF you have a bad back, it could be down to your bag.Three-quarters of women have had back pain, while 46 per cent wear bags on one side of their body – a key cause of aches, says the British Chiropractic Association (BCA).Here, SIOBHAN O’CONNOR tries out a range of bags before chiropractor Tim Hutchful gives his verdict on whether to BAG or BIN your old favourites, and explains good and bad ways to carry them.Tim says: Bags worn on only one side of the body can cause an imbalance of weight on your spine.To avoid getting “drop-shoulder” – where one shoulder is lower than the other – ensure you alternate arms when wearing it.Good: Pack light and swap shoulders. Make sure you regularly empty a large bag like this so you only carry what you need.Bad: It can be filled with too many items, which can restrict movement and strain muscles. Overall: BIN ITPrice: £85, Oliver BonasTim says: Sports bags and weekend bags can get very heavy, very … [Read more...] about We reveal the types of handbag that could be causing your back pain – and what you should switch to to cure it
IF you've ever suffered from back, hip and leg pain or digestive problems, it could be caused by your style of sofa and the way you are lounging on it.Specialists have seen a rise in complaints about physical pains and it has been directly linked to people who lounge and sprawl across a sofa.And it seems sofas aren't just damaging our health, they are also affecting our sex lives, the Daily Mail reported.Leading physiotherapist Richard Evans said: "We now frequently see patients suffering from back pain who admit that long periods of sitting at home on sofas in poor postural positions has both caused their pain or injury, and slows down their recovery. "And this number has definitely been on the rise since the fashion for squishier sofas started."Thanks to endless TV series, people are also getting hooked on spending long evenings on the couch glued to the box and people are now having less sex than previous generations.Although the average UK adult now spends more than half of … [Read more...] about Is your couch slowly killing you? Scientists reveal slouching on a comfy sofa can cause back pain and digestive problems