Prostate cancer deaths overtake those from breast cancer

Posted February 2, 2018

*Source – BBC news* The number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK, figures show. An ageing population means more men are developing and dying from the disease. Prostate Cancer UK says advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are […]

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2018

Posted January 22, 2018

Every day in the UK 9 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer Around 2 women lose their lives from the disease every day Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 75% of cervical cancers can be prevented by cervical screening (smear tests) However 1 in 4 women do not attend this […]

Blood test could use DNA to spot eight of the most common cancers

Posted January 19, 2018

“Scientists have made a major advance towards developing a blood test for cancer that could identify tumours long before a person becomes aware of symptoms.” “The new test, which is sensitive to both mutated DNA that floats freely in the blood and cancer-related proteins, gave a positive result approximately 70% of the time across eight […]

Hospital waits worsen – Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area

Posted October 18, 2017

The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. Rising numbers of patients need hospital care – whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for planned operations and care, such as knee and hip replacements. For each there are strict targets local services are expected to meet across the UK. The performance of hospitals […]

Message from NHS Berkshire Health Network – July 2017

Posted August 2, 2017

Message from NHS Berkshire Health Network Welcome to the July edition of BHN Update. This edition includes news about the latest rating for the four Clinical Commissioning Groups in Berkshire West, information about support services for veterans, news about the latest health campaigns being supported locally, a new pledge to improve diabetes education sign-up and […]

New Service for Prostate Cancer

Posted October 25, 2016

Need someone to talk to about prostate problems in your own language, or know someone who does? Prostate Cancer UK has launched a telephone translation service so anyone with prostate concerns or questions can access support and information from their expert team of Specialist Nurses. With over 200 languages available, you can talk through a confidential […]