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Record numbers of men are getting checked for prostate cancer thanks to a lifesaving awareness raising campaign, the NHS said today. Urgent referrals for urological cancers reached an all-time high in March this year, with almost 25,000 people (24,331) checked in just one month, following a campaign launched by the NHS and Prostate Cancer UK […]
Hundreds of people with a form of the most common form of lung cancer could survive twice as long with the disease, thanks to a drug now available on the NHS. The drug, durvalumab, can double the overall time someone can survive with an aggressive form of lung cancer from two and a half to […]
Almost three million people were referred for cancer checks over the last 12 months – the highest year on record – up by over a tenth on the 2.4 million people referred before the pandemic. NHS cancer chiefs continue to urge people to come forward as the latest data shows that record numbers of people […]
Hundreds of people have been diagnosed with lung cancer earlier through NHS mobile trucks, as part of the biggest programme to improve early lung cancer diagnosis in health service history. Thanks to NHS teams who are making it even easier for people to get a Lung MOT in travelling trucks visiting different areas across the […]
Famous faces have come out in support of a new, first of its kind NHS campaign aimed at tackling fears and concerns about cancer. Former boxer Johnny Nelson, Love Islander Demi Jones and celebrity builder Tommy Walsh have all taken part in the new film, outlining their own experiences of cancer and encouraging people to […]
A targeted new drug for a rare and aggressive form of lung cancer will be fast-tracked to eligible patients within weeks, thanks to a deal brokered by NHS England. Patients in England will be the first in Europe to access Mobocertinib – the only precision drug available to patients with a mutation-driven, advanced form of […]
A life-extending injection for a fatal form of blood cancer will be available to around 350 patients per year in England, the NHS chief executive has announced. The drug, which can extend the lives of patients with a recurring and incurable cancer of the bone marrow cells – known as multiple myeloma – by an […]
The 21 Ukrainian children who were evacuated to England, are now all under the care of NHS specialist hospital services and are starting their package of cancer treatment. Following their arrival on Sunday night, all children have received health assessments from NHS staff and have now been triaged to seven hospitals across England, getting the […]
The NHS is today launching a consultation on proposed new standards that will help diagnose more cancers earlier and save more lives. Developed with clinical leaders, the proposals – supported by NHS staff as well as patient groups and cancer charities – aim to simplify and update cancer standards, based on the recommendations of the […]
A revolutionary targeted drug for lung cancer will be made available to anyone who is eligible, thanks to a new drug deal, the head of the NHS announced today. Sotorasib targets a genetic mutation, dubbed the ‘death star’, by medics and scientists, and has been proven during trials to prevent lung cancer from growing for […]