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Compensation obtained for delay in diagnosis of ovarian cancer

Negotiations took place and settlement was reached in the sum of £10,000 Ms N first attended the gynaecology clinic in April 2015 with a three month history of lower abdominal pain and dysuria. An ultrasound scan noted that the right ovary contained a cyst. By June 2016 the Claimant had...

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Every day around 45 people in the UK will die from bowel cancer. While the number of people surviving bowel cancer has doubled in the last 40 years, deaths from bowel cancer continue to be high. Bowel cancer (or colorectal cancer as it is also known) is cancer of the...

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Delayed waiting times for NHS Cancer Treatment

Recent report from the National Audit Office The National Audit Office published a report on 22 March “NHS waiting times for elective cancer treatment”. The report concluded that there could be a rise in negligence claims against the NHS as a result of waiting times increasing. Targets set are not...

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Reduce Your Risk: Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2018

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: 22 – 28 January 2018 The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Reduce Your Risk’. Research shows that half a million eligible women between the ages of 25-29 did not attend their cervical screening last year. 1 in 4 women delayed because of embarrassment and over...

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NICE approves life extending drugs for cancer patients

NICE recommends life extending drugs become routinely available Drug companies Pfizer and Norvatis have agreed to reduce the price the NHS pays for their drugs Palbociclib and Ribociclib to allow them to be made routinely available to people with hormone receptor (HR) positive, HER2 negative and locally advanced or secondary...

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NICE updates Familial Breast Cancer Guidelines

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published draft recommendations updating their previous clinical guidelines for familial breast cancer. On 29 November 2016, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published draft recommendations updating their previous clinical guidelines for familial breast cancer. The guideline will...

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1 in 5 emergency cancer patients could be diagnosed earlier

A recent study published by University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has revealed that 1 in 5 patients whose bowel cancer was diagnosed during emergency admission between 2005 and 2006 could have been diagnosed up to 12 months earlier when they began to show...

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Skin cancer: improving care

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new guidelines setting out key areas for improving care for skin cancer patients. There are 2 main groups of skin cancer: malignant melanoma, which can prove fatal, and non-melanoma skin cancers, which are rarely fatal. The quality standard is...

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, raising the profile of the issues for children and young people who have been diagnosed with cancer. In the UK at least 10 children are diagnosed with the disease every day. Worldwide, every month 25,000 families are told that their child is suffering from...

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Hospitals failing to test for genetic disorder linked to bowel cancer

31% of Hospitals in England, and 71% in Wales, are failing to test for a genetic disease in bowel cancer patients, in breach of guidelines. Since 2014, bowel cancer patients should be tested for Lynch syndrome, a genetic disorder that places those with it at significantly increased risk of developing...

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