I hope that you will be interested in the latest content written in plain English for our patient-facing website www.totalhealth.co.uk . These helpful articles by top UK Consultants discuss everything you need to know about the diagnosisThe process of determining which condition a patient may have. and treatment of tumours and lumps including innovative robotic treatment options.
The latest article on the totalhealth site by an expert in medical oncology presents an overview of the latest treatments for prostate cancer, particularly in the advanced stage. Treatments include drug therapy, hormonal therapy and radiotherapyThe treatment of disease using radiation. amongst others.
In the last 30 years, the availability of a sensitive bloodA fluid that transports oxygen and other substances through the body, made up of blood cells suspended in a liquid. test for prostate-specific antigenAn enzyme that is produced by the prostate, a gland that surrounds the urethra near the bladder. High levels are present in the blood when the prostate gland is enlarged or inflamed. has revolutionised the diagnosis of prostate cancer leading to detection and cure of early prostate cancer. Against that, there was a recent report stating that screeningA way to identify people who may have a certain condition, among a group of people who may or may not seem to provides a very small overall mortality benefit and… ( Read more )
Following the success of last week’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month mailer and the government review into breast screening we received numerous comments and questions surrounding screening for breast cancer. Professor Michael Baum, formerly of the NHS Breast Screening Programme has written a comprehensive and informative article outlining the current state of the breast screening programme in the UK.
Screening for breast cancer is now adopted as an unequivocal good by most of the members of the EU. One of the uncomfortable truths with screening concerns the over-diagnosis of breast cancers in screening… ( Read more )
Benign soft tissue tumours out-number malignantDescribes a tumour resulting from uncontrolled cell division that can invade other tissues and may spread to distant parts of the body. tumours by a margin of approximately 100 to 1. Estimates from the cancer networks in the United Kingdom suggest that about 3000 patients are diagnosed every…. ( Read more )
There are many different causes of head and neck lumps. Fortunately, the majority of neck lumps are benignNot dangerous, usually applied to a tumour that is not malignant., however in order to reach a correct diagnosis it is essential… ( Read more )
Bowel cancer is the third most common malignant tumour in men and the second most common in women in Europe. Every year approximately 700,000… ( Read more )
The CyberKnife® System is a robotic radiosurgery instrument that is revolutionising the way cancers are treated. The CyberKnife® system is completely different and uses hundreds of pencil thin beams and thousands of potential treatment angles to target individual tumours… ( Read more )
There is no shortage of health information available on the internet and sometimes when quantity overtakes quality, there can be too much. The information on www.totalhealth.co.uk is written by senior doctors who are all experts in their chosen medical field. It is written in plain English and is intended to provide the general public with the information that they want and need to know. In an era of 'patient choice' it is important that patients, friends and relatives have access to authoritative, trustworthy medical information and www.totalhealth.co.uk provides this.