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Monthly Archives: May 2018

23 May

Prostate cancer breakthrough as UK team develops more accurate test

Ultrasound technique overcomes problems with current methods to diagnose the most common cancer in men Scientists have announced the development of a highly accurate and reliable technique for diagnosing prostate cancer. The Dundee University-based team say they have used an ultrasound process called shear wave elastography (SWE) to detect prostate tumours. The method is non-invasive and cheaper than current detection techniques. Prostate cancer has become the most common cancer in men in the UK. One in eight men will develop the condition...

03 May

Breast screening: What went wrong?

How does breast cancer screening work in England? Breast screening aims to find cancer early by using an X-ray called a mammogram that can spot tumours when they’re too small to see or feel. Around one-in-eight women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, and if it’s detected early treatment is more likely to be successful. As the likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with age, women in the UK from the age of 50 who are registered with...

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