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MORE must be done to diagnose cancer earlier if survival rates are to increase in Scotland, a report has warned.
A LOW daily dose of aspirin could ward off bowel cancer, a study by Scottish researchers suggests.
Carrying excess fat round the waist increases the risk of bowel cancer even if the rest of the body is slim, experts said today.
THOUSANDS of cases of breast and bowel cancer could be prevented if people took more exercise, according to research published today.
A BREATH test could one day be used to detect four of the most common types of cancer, according to scientists.
THE NHS in Scotland is hitting its target for speeding up access to cancer treatment, but variations persist across the country.
MORE than 700,000 Scots could take advantage of a national bowel cancer screening programme from the New Year, it was announced yesterday.
CANCER patients are still waiting as long as a year to get life-saving hospital treatment, despite ministers' claims waiting time targets are being met.
DRINKING just one pint of beer a day increases the risk of liver and bowel cancer by a fifth, experts warned yesterday.
A PREVIOUSLY unknown genetic defect linked to bowel cancer has been discovered that may pave the way to new drug treatments. Scientists believe the gene, CDK8, plays a role in many forms of colon cancer.
PATIENTS should be allowed to pay privately for cancer drugs and still keep their free NHS care in certain cases, the Scottish Government indicated yesterday.
BOWEL cancer screening could save about 150 lives a year in Scotland, research revealed yesterday.
TENS of thousands of people in the Lothians are to be sent home-testing kits for bowel cancer.
SCIENTISTS are to use pioneering technology to explore new ways of diagnosing and treating bowel cancer, it was announced yesterday.
A DYING cancer patient has persuaded a health board to reverse a decision not to fund the drug treatment he believes will prolong his life.
SCIENTISTS have found two genes that might triple a person's risk of getting bowel cancer, according to a study.
ENGLISH cancer patients should take advantage of a legal loophole and rent a second home in Scotland to gain access to drugs not available to them at home, a lawyer has suggested.
NEW cancer services and local casualty units are under threat because of the Scottish Executive's decision to retain A&E services, it was revealed yesterday.