Tag Archives: Cancer

Aussies slack on skin cancer checkups

Jade Custance never spent time as a teenager lying in the sun trying to get a tan. “I didn’t go out sunbaking. I’m blonde, fair-skinned, I don’t tan,” the 37-year-old told AAP. “Growing up I’d been sunburnt here or there but not any more than anyone else I would think.” But after having 13 potentially… Read More »

SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients

For most cancer patients, medical tests and examinations don’t end with the completion of therapy, even if their cancer has gone into remission. They will be due for several follow-up appointments, which can include blood tests, imaging tests and other exams as part of a surveillance protocol to detect possible relapse. One of the regular… Read More »

Online calculator will tell you your lifetime risk of developing breast cancer

n online calculator has been hailed as a “game changer” in assessing lifetime risk of breast cancer. It lets GPs determine risk by combining a blood test with medical and family history plus factors such as weight, age at menopause and alcohol intake. The algorithm, developed by Cancer Research UK, will help doctors decide whether… Read More »