There’s a New Test for Pancreatic Cancer — Here’s Why It Matters for Type 2 Diabetes

Pancreatic cancer is commonly considered the deadliest of all cancers — a mere 11% of adults are still living five years after diagnosis. One big reason is that pancreatic cancer is so difficult to detect. Early symptoms are subtle or nonexistent, and it is impractical to screen widely for the disease because the tests required … Read more

Covid’s hidden epidemic: up to a million cancer cases missed in Europe | Devi Sridhar

You almost certainly know someone who has died of cancer before their time. Perhaps you’re even a cancer survivor yourself. Lymphoma and leukaemia killed my father at 49, after several years battling them. My best friend’s mother has survived breast cancer, but the fact that it might return is a lurking anxiety in her mind. … Read more

Europe faces ‘cancer epidemic’ after estimated 1m cases missed during Covid

Experts have warned that Europe faces a “cancer epidemic” unless urgent action is taken to boost treatment and research, after an estimated 1m diagnoses were missed during the pandemic. The impact of Covid-19 and the focus on it has exposed “weaknesses” in cancer health systems and in the cancer research landscape across the continent, which, … Read more

Patients, Clinicians Explain How the Pandemic Affected Genitourinary Cancer Care

A focus group of supportive care health professionals and consumers discussed concerns about how the pandemic has changed care of patients with genitourinary (GU) cancers. Themes from the discussion were published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. The goal of the focus group was to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected healthcare delivery … Read more

Breast cancer survivor calls for access to routine mammograms for all Canadian women in their 40s | Globalnews.ca

When Shira Farber turned 40 she asked her family physician about starting routine mammograms. With no family history of breast cancer, and given her age, she said her doctor advised her that there was no rush. “I was really sort of discouraged from starting mammograms. The doctor leaned on the guidelines that were established … … Read more

COMMENTARY: Shady, dishonest cancer scams can dupe patients and well-meaning donors – National | Globalnews.ca

Shortly after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, something unsettling began to happen. It started out innocently enough. Someone would send me a direct message on Instagram or Facebook. “Hey, I’m really sorry to hear what you’re going through. I have something that might help you, though…,” was often the tone of the opening pitch. … Read more

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THE IMPACT OF BARIATRIC SURGERY ON COLORECTAL CANCER RISK

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Brain cancer widow calls for equitable access to chemotherapy treatment in Canada | Globalnews.ca

When Jessica Soares of Beeton, Ont., lost her beloved husband Paulo, affectionately known as ‘Paul,’ he was only 39 years old. “His battle was 31 months, and that was with two craniotomies, 53 rounds of radiation and 18 months worth of chemotherapy,” she said. The long and difficult journey started on a typical Sunday afternoon. “It … Read more

From early menopause to fertility uncertainty, young women with cancer lack support – National | Globalnews.ca

  Hilary Boswell was diagnosed with breast cancer just days ahead of her 40th birthday. “I was in some of the best shape of my life. My body had never been more fit or looked better.” Her cancer diagnosis would quickly change that. A unilateral mastectomy — a surgery she didn’t necessarily want but felt … Read more